Emergency Preparedness: Why is it Important?

Monday May 20th, 2019: 1 PM to 3 PM

Presenter: Tracy Clare, PH Emergency Preparedness Training Specialist / Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County. Tracy has been in Emergency Preparedness positions for: 7 Years @ PHYDMC and 7 Years @ Emergency Management.

What is an Emergency Response Plan? The actions taken in the initial minutes of an emergency are critical. A prompt warning to employees to evacuate, shelter or lockdown can save lives. Lockdown is protective action when faced with an act of violence. When an emergency occurs, the first priority is always life safety.

An emergency management plan is a course of action developed to mitigate the damage of potential events that could endanger an organization’s ability to function. Such a plan should include measures that provide for the safety of personnel and, if possible, property and facilities.

The objective is a brief summary of the purpose of the plan, that is, to reduce human injury and damage to property and environment in an emergency. It also specifies those staff members who may put the plan into action.

Personal and Family Preparedness. These preparedness efforts are a team effort. Tracy Clare will provide information and resources to help you better prepare for the possibility of an emergency or disaster. Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters.

In the event of an emergency, natural or otherwise, it is important to make sure that your family’s basic needs are being met and that they are safe. An emergency preparedness plan should include a disaster supply kit, as well as any emergency essentials.

Hosted by and Presented at: Access Center for Independent Living

New Location: Miami Valley Housing Opportunity: (Located inside on the first floor)

907 West Fifth Street / Suite 100 / Dayton, Ohio 45402

(937)341-5202 voice, (937)341-5217 fax, 711 Ohio Relay

PLEASE RSVP No later than Monday May 13th, 2019: Call (937) 341-5202 voice, Email: maria.matzik@acils.com, or 711 Ohio Relay

Ask for Maria Matzik ext. 1007 / Space is limited! Register early!

If you cannot keep your registration, please call to cancel!

Sign Language Interpreters and materials in alternative format: Available upon request.

Please request interpreter service and / or alternative format at least one week prior to the event. (937) 341-5202 voice or 711 Ohio Relay

Ask for Maria Matzik ext. 1007 / Email: maria.matzik@acils.com

The Access Center is a fragrance-free environment.  We ask that you refrain from wearing cologne and scented products out of consideration for people with chemical sensitivities and breathing problems.  We do our best to provide an environment that everyone can feel comfortable in.

Bus and Parking Info: Bus AccessClosest bus route is #8. South Passengers can get off at Norwood and Mound.  The street sign for W. 5th is visible from there.  Go to the corner that shows the W. 5th street sign and cross over the street. The building is right there: Miami Valley Housing Opportunity (The Access Center is located inside on the first floor) For guests who drive: There is FREE parking in the parking lot of the building


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