Commissioners approve grant to improve training and response for terror attacks

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Commissioners accepted a 2018 Nevada State Emergency Response Commission, United We Stand grant on Tuesday, September 11.

“We find it very fitting that Commissioners approved this grant that fights Acts of Terrorism on the seventeenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks,” says John Slaughter, Washoe County Manager. “While you can never fully anticipate these attacks, Washoe County is always working to ensure our preparedness and we will forever remember 9/11.”

The source of this funding comes from fees collected from the sale and annual renewal of the United We Stand specialty license plates.

The grant provides funding to the Washoe County Local Emergency Planning Committee for Planning, Training and Equipment purchases.

The grant funding is allocated to improve state and local government planning, training and response capabilities to react to Acts of Terrorism.

The total funding of over $25,000 will be distributed, based on the Sub-Grant Agreements between Washoe County and local partners, to the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority, Reno Police Department, and the Washoe County School District.

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