Center For Disaster Research & Education

About the Center

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The Center for Disaster Research and Education (CDRE) takes great pride in its association with a number of educational and research projects across the nation. The CDRE has been involved in a variety of community-based research projects including the development of disaster plans, state hazard mitigation planning, business community branding and education. 

The Center's faculty and students conduct research on various issues related to disasters, mitigation and planning. The CDRE has been involved in research funded through the National Science Foundation, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and in collaboration with other academic research centers. 


Preparedness Day 2023

The CDRE is proud to host the annual Millersville University Preparedness Day event. This event is free to attend and will feature a variety of learning opportunities with representatives from various emergency response agencies, along with guest speakers, drone demonstrations, and giveaways!


September 26th, 11 a.m - 2 p.m. 


Outside the Student Memorial Center on the MU campus. In the event of inclement weather, it will be moved inside of the Student Memorial Center. 

Our guests will include representatives from:

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

Millersville Police Department 

Blue Rock Fire Rescue

PA Department of Health

Lancaster Red Cross 

MU Weather Watch 

..and many more!


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