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Let’s Make A Plan! Training Manual

Nancy Svirida, Disability Law Center, May 2007

6. Projects Sponsored by Franklin Regional Council of Governments

In addition to Project DEMAND, the initiative that brings you this workshop and training today, there are many other emergency planning efforts taking place in Franklin County.  Some important initiatives to discuss are the Citizen Volunteer Projects:

Franklin County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)  

These volunteer teams are working to provide support to local first responders during critical incidents and to assist non-emergency projects that improve the health and safety of the community on a year-round basis.  Later in the training we will talk a bit about getting involved with these organizations.

For more information on other emergency planning activities of the FRCOG take a look at FRCOG’s website: www.frcog.org/services/emergency/index.php.

For information on what is happening in your town regarding emergency planning consider contacting the town hall.  

One last word about emergency planning, the trend in emergency preparedness and planning is what’s called an “All Hazards Approach.”  In other words, you don’t just plan for one event; you plan for any event (hurricanes, winter storms, explosions, fires, floods, etc.).  So, that’s what we’ll do today.  We’ll try to cover everything from a power outage at home to a shelter away from home event.

NOTE: In the Workbook, there will be lists of items for you to consider and come back to.  Circle a box if you need to come back to it.  After the Workshop, once the item is completed, then check the box.  That way you will know that any box that is circled and checked is a completed item in your plan.

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