Tip Line: 574-344-5557 | news57@abc57.com

Indiana funds low for terror training

INDIANAPOLIS -- Lawmakers say Indiana is making progress when it comes to being prepared for a disaster but it may come down to dollar signs.

Tuesday's homeland security hearing in Carmel came down to a final point; Indiana needs more money for training.

Several speakers said they are concerned about coordinating training between first responders and medical personnel but the money's been running out.

"It is a time of significant austerity. What we are trying to do is make sure every dollar we receive we stretch, we get a lot of things done with it," said Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly.

Emergency managers say they need more funding for local and regional training.

Lawmakers promised to do what they can to help.

Share this article: