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“Map Your Neighborhood”

Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm

The Audrain County Emergency Management Agency (ACEMA) and Mexico Public Safety are pleased to sponsor the “Map Your Neighborhood” training on December 9 at the Courthouse Community Room in Mexico.
Part of the emergency management’s mission is being prepared for disaster emergencies as well as helping others to be prepared for disaster emergencies. “Map Your Neighborhood” is a 9 step, all-hazards program designed to help neighbors prepare for disasters.
In a disaster, your neighbors are your most immediate source of help. Traditional 9-1-1 responders may be quickly overwhelmed by demand.
Some minor preparation and knowing what to do in the first hour of a disaster response may save a life, reduce the severity of injuries, and reduce the amount of damage that you, your family, and neighbors sustain.
Please join us for a free one hour orientation and a one hour facilitator training presented by Dr. Greg Hempen, PHD, PE, RG. The training is open to the public and will be offered twice on December 9 at 101 N. Jefferson Street (County Courthouse) in Mexico. The first session will be at 2 p.m. immediately followed by the trainer session and the second session will be at 6 p.m. followed by the trainer session.
For questions and to register for the training, please call the Audrain County Emergency Management at 573-473-5892 for more information about this program or to register for this program.
Refreshments will be provided at both sessions.
Emergency preparedness literature will be available at both sessions and contain information on what you and your family can do to help protect yourselves.
If you cannot attend either session, but are interested, please call ACEMA at 573-473-5892.