Faith-Based Community Organizations Invited To Preparing For Disasters Course

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Local churches and faith-based community organizations of all sizes are invited to a course that aims to help those groups prepare for disasters.  Whitfield County Emergency Management is sponsoring the eight-hour management-level course on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the EMA facility at 804 Professional Blvd. 

The course covers emergency planning and brings together emergency managers and first responders with FBCO leaders in a shared learning environment, facilitating effective communication to develop comprehensive local emergency plans, said officals.

Topics covered include:

The significant role FBCOs have played during and after major disasters. 

Understanding the responsibilities and authority of each level of government and non-governmental organizations as well as the four phases of emergency management and other significant emergency-related terminology.

Learning the role leadership plays in FBCO preparedness, applying social networking techniques to prepare members for disaster, and completing an emergency plan checklist that can be utilized by FBCOs during the planning process.

The process for developing a local emergency plan, listing the elements of a comprehensive county emergency plan, and evaluating a plan for FBCO engagement.

The registration deadline is Sept. 19. For more information about the course, contact Amy Ramsey at anramsey@whitfieldcountyga.com or call 706-980-9728.


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