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FEMA Training WA Colleges for Shooters, Other Emergencies

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PASCO, Wash. - Colleges across Washington State want to be ready when the unthinkable happens.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency this week is conducting an intensive training course at Columbia Basin College for emergency coordinators at college campuses throughout the state.


FEMA instructor J. McLellan says by the end of the course, the emergency coordinators, as well as their local police and fire departments will have a better understanding of how to put an emergency plan in place and improve the safety of the students on campus.


"From flooding, to natural hazards to man-made hazards, as we've seen, active shooters are a big concern, student safety is a big concern," McLellan says.


FEMA has been conducting this training course for about three years at college campuses nationwide.