The MMRS program supports the integration of emergency management, health, and medical systems into a coordinated response to mass casualty incidents caused by any hazard. Successful MMRS grantees reduce the consequences of a mass casualty incident during the initial period of a response by having augmented existing local operational response systems before the incident occurs.
The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, acting as the fiduciary responsible for the management and administration of the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) program, accepted the FY 2009, 2010, and 2011 MMRS grants totaling $880,743. The MMRS is one of the four separate homeland security grants awarded to states by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The Grand Rapids MMRS grant is within the Region 6 Homeland Security Region, but is restricted to the City of Grand Rapids and metropolitan Kent County. The other two cities in Michigan that qualify are the cities of Detroit and Warren.
Chair: Gary Szotko 616-632-6256; firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Julie Bulson 616-391-2244; email@example.com
Meeting Date: 4th Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m.
Meeting Location: Kent County Sheriff Department EOC
Meeting Address: 701 Ball Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503