Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Disaster Preparedness Seminar at Bethany Beach

On June 12,  Marny McLee Citizen Corps Training and Outreach Coordinator, participated in a Disaster Preparedness Seminar at the Bethany Beach Public Safety Building.  The event was attended by approximately (60) members of the local community, full-time and part-time residents.  The primary Disaster Preparedness Presentation was given by Cami D’Attilio, DEMA Trained and Sussex Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer.  April Willey RSVP Coordinator gave a brief overview of the program and ways to sign up to volunteer. Ralph Mitchell Bethany Beach Director of Public Safety, and event coordinator, gave a briefing on the Town of Bethany’s preparedness procedures and handed out a preparedness packet. Marny had a Citizen Corps display table with materials to give away and gave a short briefing on the Citizen Corps Program, which focused on the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Course. Bethany Beach established a Citizen Corps Council in 2005, which is run by the Police Department, the POC is Lt Rick Haden and Sgt Patrick Foley.

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