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Workshop for officials to focus on disaster preparedness

Rowan County Emergency Services and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College are hosting a Senior Officials Workshop focused on disaster preparedness and emergency response, to be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31.

The workshop will be held at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in the 400 Building, Room 4133, located at 1333 S Jake Alexander Blvd.

This workshop is for local-jurisdiction elected and appointed senior officials but is open to all surrounding communities.  The purpose is to provide a forum to discuss strategic and executive-level issues related to disaster preparedness, share proven strategies and best practices, and enhance coordination among officials responsible for emergency response to a disaster.  The group will discuss :

  • Roles and responsibilities and preparedness challenges
  • Domestic preparedness resources and how to leverage them for your community
  • Homeland Security Strategic Planning as it relates to risk and needs assessment and the Emergency Operations Plan for Rowan County
  • Executive-level incident response and recovery considerations, including medical/public health, situational appraisal, incident management (ICS), mutual aid agreements, media relations, recovery and restoration processes, federal assistance, and business/economic recovery

This workshop provides a forum for local or regional executives to share strategies and coordinate plans for emergency preparedness and response.

The workshop is an efficient process for discussing executive-level issues with leaders from the agencies involved in all levels of the emergency management structure.  The expected outcome:  Executive and administrative staff, responder chiefs/department heads and infrastructure and resource leaders will share a common perspective and an understanding of the challenges they will face in times of crisis.

To register for the course, go to http://terms.ncem.org/TRS/. Questions may be directed to Bradley Dean, training officer, Rowan County Emergency Services at 704-216-8902 (office) or email at bradley.dean@rowancountync.gov.

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