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 concepts from the Ready.gov OPEN program.
The program is designed to teach participants how to identify risks, locate resources, and take preparedness actions. Individuals, community-based nonprofits, service groups, and businesses of all kinds will benefit from the strategies to be discussed in this introduction to general principles for preparedness, according to CPL, in a news release.
The registration link for this free online program can be found on the library’s “What’s Happening” events calendar at librarycamden.org.
“From the 9/11 anniversary to tropical storms and wildfires, there has been a lot in the news lately about challenges that arise when areas are hit with emergency situations,” says Julia Pierce, programs coordinator at the library. “September is Disaster Preparedness Month — an ideal time to empower our community with these lessons.”
Representatives from FEMA will be focusing on three fundamental areas in this workshop: understanding risks; mitigating risks; and establishing a communications plan. These foundational concepts can be broadly applied, enabling everyone to be more prepared and resilient.
The presentation will be conducted by Arlene Magoon, FEMA Region I Individual and Community Preparedness Officer, and Jed Fiato, a Regional Preparedness Liaison supporting the Individual and Community Preparedness Division in FEMA Region 1.