Marymount University has become a member of the National Intercollegiate Mutual Aid Agreement (NIMAA), one of more than 100 signatory institutions across the nation that pledge to support each other in the event of a natural disaster or civil emergency.
Marymount joins Georgetown University and the George Washington University as members of the five-year-old organization from across the Washington region.
In these uncertain times, it is critically important for all higher-education institutions to be closely linked and well-prepared for the unknown, Marymount president Irma Becerra said. Joining NIMAA and teaming up with other schools to better respond to crises is a proactive step that I am glad we have taken here at Marymount.
Members of NIMAA are eligible to receive outreach and training opportunities through the agreement, in addition to drills and exercises for campus emergency-management teams.
Read the original article on InsideNoVa.com.