Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coordinating Efforts between Public Health and Public Safety Agencies with Montgomery County’s Community Based Organizations Serving At-Risk Populations

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Date/Time
Date(s) - April 25, 2012
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location
Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center

Contact Info:
240 777 3038 Irm.Pichot@montgomerycountymd.gov

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You Are Invited! to attend Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coordinating Efforts between Public Health and Public Safety Agencies with  Montgomery County’s Community Based Organizations Serving At-Risk Populations

Hosted by
Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services’ Aging and Disabilities, and  the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program.

Date/Time:
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location:
Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center
1300 Quince Orchard Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20885

Description:
Disasters and emergencies are often high-risk, high impact events with potentially severe consequences for County residents.  In planning and training for such events, there has been little opportunity for first responders of all types to come together with Community Based Organizations serving at-risk County residents to discuss the challenges related to a coordinated, all-hands response.  This workshop is an opportunity for Montgomery County public health and public safety agency representatives to discuss with Community Based Organizations the impact of the service delivery to your clients during an emergency response.   Participants will leave with an awareness of and appreciation for how a variety of agencies can work collaboratively to respond to disasters and emergencies.

Audience:
Representatives of community-based organizations that provide services and/or advocacy such as food/meals, home health care, day care for people with disabilities, the elderly and the economically and culturally disadvantaged.

Learning Objectives for CBO Representatives:
• Understand Montgomery County’s hazard vulnerabilities and the County’s response to emergencies.
• Understand how to obtain vital emergency information and sign up for Montgomery Alert.
• Identify how CBOs can prepare themselves and their clients for emergencies.
• Design an Emergency Plan for your organization.  A template will be shared.
• Identify how to use emergency preparedness materials to educate CBO staff, volunteers and clients.
• Discuss your concerns and questions with emergency management and health experts.

To sign up for the workshop or request additional information, please email Irm Pichot at Irm.Pichot@montgomerycountymd.gov or call and leave a message at 240 777 3038 by April 11, 2012.

For Accommodations: Sign language interpreter services or oral language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 3 full business days advance notice, prior to the day of the event.   If you need other services or accommodations to participate in this activity, please call Irm Pichot at 301 774 3837 or you may send a request via email to Irm.Pichot@montgomerycountymd.gov   Taking these steps will help us have sufficient time to best meet your needs

IMPORTANT!  PLEASE NOTE:
Directions for entering the Emergency Operations Center:
To enter the parking lot, press the call button and inform the guard you are there for a workshop.  The gate will be opened for you to park.
At the front door, press the call button and the guard will allow you enter. A presenter will come to show you the way to the workshop.

Travel Directions from Bethesda: Take I-270 N to exit 10 (MD 117/West Diamond Ave.) toward MD 124 S/Clopper Road/Quince Orchard Rd. Turn right onto MD 117/W Diamond Ave. Go ½ mile; turn left onto Quince Orchard Rd. Go ½ mile; turn right onto Quince Orchard Blvd. Enter 1st driveway on right. Buzz into security guard at gate.

Travel Directions from Clarksburg: Take I-270 S to exit 11 (MD 124/Quince Orchard Rd.) towards Montgomery Village Avenue. Turn right at end of ramp onto Quince Orchard Rd. Go 1 mile; turn right onto Quince Orchard Blvd. Enter 1st driveway on right. Buzz into security guard at gate.