GRCC Participates in FEMA-led Campus Emergency Training Program

A delegation of GRCC leaders is receiving specialized training from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to strategize and prepare for potential campus emergencies.

“Preparation is a vital part of building a culture of safety,” Campus Police Chief Rebecca Whitman said. “We, as an institution, must be prepared to respond to any incident as quickly and effectively as possible to protect our students, staff, faculty, infrastructure, and the surrounding community.”

The GRCC delegation includes representatives from campus departments of Police, Operations, Information Technology, Facilities, Student Life, Counseling, Communications, and faculty.

The training, coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, focuses on multi-hazard management for higher education institutions. The three-day session is hosted by Hope College in Holland and includes representatives from colleges from Michigan and Wisconsin.

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