Health and Safety Podcast Transcript: Mar. 5, 2014



 

 

Hello, and welcome to the Fairfax County Health and Safety Podcast. I’m your host Jim Person. Coming up, learn about the upcoming community collaboration summit for disaster resiliency, getting emergency blog articles by email, emergency preparedness videos, a school preparedness seminar, an online resource to put together an emergency plan and details on how to get a presentation on emergency preparedness. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.

 

It’s time to register for the Fairfax County Community Collaboration Summit for Disaster Resiliency on Tuesday, March 25, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 6600 Old Centreville Road, Centreville. Faith-based and community-based organizations, disaster volunteer groups, residential management groups, civic associations and representatives from private, public and nonprofit sectors involved in disaster recovery should attend. Register online at https://2014summit.eventbrite.com. That address again is https://2014summit.eventbrite.com.

 

The recent snow is a good reminder to subscribe for email updates from the Fairfax County Emergency blog. Just go online to fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/blog for the latest news during severe weather as well as preparedness information. By subscribing to the blog, you’ll get every article sent automatically to your email address so you won’t miss anything. That address again is fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/blog.

 

The Office of Emergency Management regularly produces videos offering tips and information to stay safe and how to prepare for emergencies. Visit the county’s YouTube channel to find a preparedness playlist with over 60 videos. Go to www.youtube.com/fairfaxcountygov. That’s www.youtube.com/fairfaxcountygov.

 

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) is holding a National Capital Region School Preparedness seminar on April 30 at George Mason University in Fairfax. The seminar will feature a variety of topics about school preparedness to help better prepare public, private and independent schools for a variety of hazards impacting today’s schools. Space is limited. If you’d like to attend, register no later than April 23. Visit www.eventbrite.com and search for “Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments” to learn more and register.

 

Do you have a family emergency plan? If not, check out a free online resource where you can make your own family emergency planner. And if you’re a business owner, you can also create a business emergency plan online. Go to ReadyNoVa.org to make your emergency plan. That’s ReadyNoVa.org.

 

If your homeowners association or civic group would like to learn more about emergency preparedness and emergency management, call the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management to schedule a speaker. Lots of topics and presentations are available, and staff can even attend community meetings and special events and handout preparedness materials to attendees. Call the Office of Emergency Management at 571-350-1000, TTY 711, to learn more.

 

Finally, the Fairfax County NewsWire is your comprehensive county news source, offering the news that's important to you and your community. NewsWire is available in multiple formats, such as Twitter, email and RSS, for your convenience. Learn more and subscribe at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/subscribe.

It’s time to register for the Fairfax County Community Collaboration Summit for Disaster Resiliency on Tuesday, March 25, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 6600 Old Centreville Road, Centreville. Faith-based and community-based organizations, disaster volunteer groups, residential management groups, civic associations and representatives from private, public and nonprofit sectors involved in disaster recovery should attend. Register online at https://2014summit.eventbrite.com. That address again is https://2014summit.eventbrite.com.

 

The recent snow is a good reminder to subscribe for email updates from the Fairfax County Emergency blog. Just go online to fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/blog for the latest news during severe weather as well as preparedness information. By subscribing to the blog, you’ll get every article sent automatically to your email address so you won’t miss anything. That address again is fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/blog.

 

The Office of Emergency Management regularly produces videos offering tips and information to stay safe and how to prepare for emergencies. Visit the county’s YouTube channel to find a preparedness playlist with over 60 videos. Go to www.youtube.com/fairfaxcountygov. That’s www.youtube.com/fairfaxcountygov.

 

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) is holding a National Capital Region School Preparedness seminar on April 30 at George Mason University in Fairfax. The seminar will feature a variety of topics about school preparedness to help better prepare public, private and independent schools for a variety of hazards impacting today’s schools. Space is limited. If you’d like to attend, register no later than April 23. Visit www.eventbrite.com and search for “Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments” to learn more and register.

 

Do you have a family emergency plan? If not, check out a free online resource where you can make your own family emergency planner. And if you’re a business owner, you can also create a business emergency plan online. Go to ReadyNoVa.org to make your emergency plan. That’s ReadyNoVa.org.

 

If your homeowners association or civic group would like to learn more about emergency preparedness and emergency management, call the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management to schedule a speaker. Lots of topics and presentations are available, and staff can even attend community meetings and special events and handout preparedness materials to attendees. Call the Office of Emergency Management at 571-350-1000, TTY 711, to learn more.

 

Finally, the Fairfax County NewsWire is your comprehensive county news source, offering the news that's important to you and your community. NewsWire is available in multiple formats, such as Twitter, email and RSS, for your convenience. Learn more and subscribe at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/subscribe.

 

That’s it for this edition of the Fairfax County Health and Safety Podcast, produced by the Fairfax County, Va., Government. Thanks for listening. Additional information about health and safety topics and emergency preparedness may be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov. And remember, if you have a police, fire or medical emergency, call 9-1-1. For non-emergency needs, call 703-691-2131.


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