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Landover, MD – In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management will host a 2016 Citizens Preparedness Conference themed “Back to the Basics” on Saturday, September 17, 2016. The event is free to the community and will be held at Prince George’s Community College- Largo Student Center located at 301 Largo Road, Largo, Maryland.
“Preparedness is a shared responsibility,” said Ronnie E. Gill Jr., Director of Emergency Management. “The Citizens Preparedness Conference is a great way to inform and educate the community on the importance of being prepared when disaster strikes.”
This one day conference will feature hands on training, seminars, and panel discussions. Pre-registration is highly encouraged and can be found at: https://pgcpreparecon2016.eventbrite.com.
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
For more information about the Citizens Preparedness Conference, contact the Office of Emergency Management at 301-324-4400.
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