Monday, September 29, 2008

Disaster Preparedness Film In Schools

An initiative to take the Preparedness Message to our high schools just took a big step. On September 23rd at Caesar Rodney High School, led by the Delaware State Police, a news conference was conducted to introduce a new Disaster Preparedness Film/DVD. The schools will be utilizing the Delaware State Police School Resource Officers to bring that message to our young citizens. This event was attended by
Secretary of Safety & Homeland Security David Mitchell, Secretary of Education Secretary Valerie Woodruff, DEMA Director Jamie Turner, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald Superintendent of Caesar Rodney School District, Caesar Rodney High School Principal Elvina Knight and Delaware State Police Superintendent Colonel Thomas MacLeish. Also in attendance was the Mayor of Camden, Mayor Robert Mooney, and the Mayor of Dover Mayor Carleton Carey.

The film was a collaborative effort of the Delaware Citizen Corps, The American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula, The Retired Senior Volunteer Program, the Public Health Preparedness Section of Public Health, and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency.

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