***New Webinar*** – Make Disaster Preparedness Your New Year’s Resolution, Thursday, December 13 @ 3:00 PM EDT
As 2012 draws to a close, we are looking forward to the year ahead, committed to continue to promote ideas, events and programs that you can use to engage your communities and encourage individuals and households to be better prepared for disasters. Super Storm Sandy is a stark reminder of the importance of being prepared for all hazards.
On Thursday, December 13, the Ready Campaign will unveil their Resolve to be Ready initiative for 2013. Those who make New Year’s resolutions are 11 times more likely to report continued success in achieving a goal than individuals who have not made a resolution, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychology. The Ready Campaign would like to make an emergency preparedness resolution easy to keep by providing the tools and resources needed to take four important steps: be informed about the different types of emergencies that can happen in your area and the appropriate preparedness steps, make a family communications plan, build an emergency kit and get involved in community preparedness. We hope you will join the Ready Campaign this holiday season in promoting Resolve to be Ready.
Our webinar will also feature the following guest speakers:
Howard Butt, the Citizen Corps and CERT Coordinator for the State of New Jersey, will discuss the impact of Sandy on communities in his State and the efforts of local Citizen Corps and CERT programs to help these communities respond to and recover from the incident, sharing valuable insights and lessons learned from the event.
Chad Stover, of the Individual and Community Preparedness Division, will share some of the stories and input that we’ve collected from those affected by or responding to Super Storm Sandy.
Kevin M. McGuire and John Befus, Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Westchester County, New York Department of Social Services, will discuss resiliency and preparedness initiatives that they spearheaded during National Preparedness Month in 2011 and 2012, and their experiences during Sandy.
Register if this is your first time joining the Community Preparedness Webinar Series.
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