Durham County officials are looking to better prepare the area to respond and recover from large-scale emergencies like mass shootings and terrorist attacks.
Ari Schein, the interim emergency management chief for Durham County, said over the next nine months, his team will be working with an outside company to create a training program to help the city and county recover faster.
“We are focused on what happens after a mass casualty event in the region and we are going to create this training so it can be exported to the whole country,” Schein said.
The new training is a part of the Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Program between Durham, Wake, and Orange counties.
Durham County will be spending $180,000 in FEMA grant funding.