On Tuesday, September 28 at 6 p.m., the Camden Public Library will host the Midcoast Medical Reserve Corp (MMRC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a workshop that will introduce the concepts of the Ready.gov OPEN program.
The program is designed to teach participants how to identify risks, locate resources and take preparedness measures. Individuals, community nonprofits, service groups and businesses of all kinds will benefit from the strategies that will be discussed in this introduction to general principles of preparedness, according to CPL, in a press release.
The link to register for this free online program can be found on the library’s âWhat’s Going Onâ events calendar at librarycamden.org.
âFrom the anniversary of September 11 to tropical storms and forest fires, there has been a lot of news lately about the challenges that arise when areas are affected by emergencies,â says Julia Pierce, program coordinator at the library. âSeptember is Disaster Preparedness Month – a great time to empower our community with these lessons. ”
FEMA representatives will focus on three core areas in this workshop: understanding risks; mitigate risks; and establish a communication plan. These fundamental concepts can be applied widely, allowing everyone to be more prepared and resilient.
The presentation will be led by Arlene Magoon, FEMA Region I Individual and Community Readiness Manager, and Jed Fiato, a Regional Readiness Liaison Officer supporting the Region 1 Individual and Community Readiness Division of the FEMA.