Wright State awarded $500,000 for ‘Calamityville’ research

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Wright State awarded $500,000 for ‘Calamityville’ research

Wright State University has received a $500,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force for research at the Calamityville Tactical Laboratory site.

The funds were awarded to the Wright State Research Institute and National Center for Medical Readiness for research in training and rehearsal for medical and emergency response, disaster preparedness, search and rescue, and humanitarian assistance.

The institute received the award under a technology collaboration program of the Air Force Research laboratory’s Human Effectiveness Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Officials said the research program will assess Calamityville as a venue for high-fidelity research and training, rehearsal and exercise for a variety of military and civilian responders, as well as testing and experimentation of new technologies.

Calamityville is a collaborative training and research facility. Its purpose is to prepare civilian and military medical communities and first-responders for disasters. Calamityville — the former CEMEX plant at 506 E. Xenia Drive — opened in March 2011.

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