First Responder Disability Awareness Training Program Receives Tower Foundation Grant
The Niagara University First Responder Disability Awareness Training program has received an $85,000 grant from The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to complete implementation of FRDAT training in Erie and Niagara counties.
The one-year grant will enhance Niagara University’s efforts to move away from a direct training model of individual first responders to a focus on capacity expansion and increased impact by:
- Focusing on complete implementation of FRDAT training for Erie and Niagara counties so as to use these local communities as model jurisdictions to grow the national market for the critical programs.
- Creating a “master trainer” course to educate a statewide/national network of individuals to teach the train-the-trainer courses on behalf of FRDAT and Municipal Assessment Training.
- Increasing the number of train-the-trainer courses statewide and to other jurisdictions outside of New York.
The total cost of the project is estimated to be $236,250.