Monday, October 6, 2008

Ocean View Citizen Corps Conducts Preparedness Night

On September 25th, 2008, the Citizen Corps Program attended the Ocean View PD Volunteer in Police Service (VIPS) Unit's Disaster Preparedness Program at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company. Bob George introduced the Disaster Preparedness DVD which was played for the group of 80 plus community members and firefighters. He also made comments of Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin's commitment to the Ocean View PD, the community and his leadership of the lead VIPS Program in the state which has trained many other VIPS Units throughout the state.  Bob read a portion of a letter from FEMA on the great works of the Ocean View PD VIPS Unit and their many hours volunteered. Featured Guest Speaker was Wendy Carey from the UD Weather Service she discussed hurricanes, coastal storm and other weather related events. Opening remarks were made by OV Mayor Wood, State Representative Gerald Hocker, a standing ovation and a round of applause met OVPD Police Chief Ken McLaughlin when he was introduced. Rosanne Pack manned a DEMA Table Display as well as MaryAnn Hook from the RSVP and other displays from Delaware Animals in Disaster Service (DADS) and the Civil Air Patrol.

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