September marks the annual observance of National Preparedness Month (NPM) when communities across the United States work to provide opportunities for their citizens to enhance personal and family emergency preparedness knowledge and awareness.
Please join the Prince George's County Office of Emergency Management at the 2016 Citizens Preparedness Conference on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Prince George's Community College – Largo Student Center. This year's theme "Back to the Basics", speaks to the need to ensure that everyone – individuals, families, and community organizations understand their role in preparedness. This one day conference features hands on training, seminars, and panel discussions, at NO-COST. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Onsite registrants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch. Parking is free.
The 2016 Citizens Preparedness Conference includes sessions on:
· Active Shooter
· Lessons Learned – Surviving the Virginia Tech Shooting
· Crisis Communications and Social Media
· Pet Preparedness
· Faith Based Preparedness
· Individual and Family Preparedness
· Disaster Planning for People with Disabilities, Access or Functional Needs
· Preparing for Common Disasters: Do's and Don'ts
· Public Health Challenges Following a Disaster
· School Preparedness: When Disaster Strikes
· Volunteerism: Getting Involved
· Save a Life! Hands Only CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training
This experience will improve individual and family disaster readiness and overall community resiliency.