Understanding how public sector emergency management works, and why individual/family preparedness is necessary and important.
September is National Preparedness Month, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To help ensure our own community is prepared to respond to – and recover from – natural disasters, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting a series of free seminars by emergency management expert Marcus Deyerin.
Deyerin, Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Northwest Washington Incident Management Team, has a Master of Arts in national security policy and technology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and teaches the theory and practice of emergency management at Western Washington University. He also operates the Center for Community Readiness and Resilience.
“These seminars are not about prepping for doomsday,” said Deyerin. “It’s about understanding what ‘being prepared’ really means, and making informed decisions to become prepared for the emergencies and disasters likely to affect our region.”
For more information on the series, visit the Center for Community Readiness and Resilience or download the seminar series flyer (pdf).