Monday, April 23, 2012

Delaware Whole Community Preparedness Workshop

FEMA Region III Administrator MaryAnn Tierney, DSHS Sec. Louis Schiliro, and Dover Mayor Carelton Carey
On April 18th and 19th, the Delaware Citizen Corps held a “Whole Community Preparedness and Resiliency Workshop,” co-hosted with FEMA Region III's  Individual and Community Preparedness Division. The event was held at the Delaware State Fire School in Dover. Approximately one hundred twenty five people from federal, state, and local governments, as well as members of numerous businesses and non-profit organizations attended. FEMA Regional Administrator MaryAnn Tierney, DSHS Secretary Schiliro, Dover's Mayor Carey, and DEMA Director Turner were in attendance; each giving opening remarks to convene the conference each day. The first day focued on "Preparedness for the Community," while day two focused on the Public-Private Sector Partnerships. There were presentations on Emergency Planning for Active Shooters, Federal Alliance of Safe Homes (FLASH), Community Resiliency, a presentation from the Wal-Mart Emergency Preparedness Manager, and a presentation on Target's Community Engagement program. There were also panel discussions on "Engaging the Public as a Member of Emergency Management," "Accessing All Resources in a Tough Economy," and "Resiliency through Education and Awareness." Region III groups in PA, MD, VA, WV and NJ were also represented.

Delaware Citizen Corps Program Manager Robert George introduces DEMA Director Jamie Turner.


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