The ribbon cutting for the ASU disaster training center was held today at the Imboden pavilion located on the 180+acre site which will be the future training facility for first responders.
As funding becomes available, facilities will be constructed that would support state-of-the-art training for Arkansas State students, as well as first responders and other emergency managers and providers from across the nation. Arkansas State currently offers a bachelor degree and an associate degree in disaster preparedness and emergency management, and a minor in homeland security and disaster preparedness.
At the Imboden location, training would be conducted for incidents such as a water rescue, wilderness search and rescue, utility emergencies and tactical training. An education/research center would also be constructed as funding becomes available.
Visit the City of Imboden website…. http://www.imbodenarkansas.com/
Thanks to Linda Chappell for the above photoâ€™s.