Mayor Craig A. Moe and Marty Flemion, Director of Emergency Services, would like the public to be aware of a class being offered by the University of Illinois Center for Public Safety and Justice (CPSJ).
CPSJ is offering a free course, Household Pets and Service Animals in Disasters: An Introduction to Evacuation and Emergency Sheltering, on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 9am – 4:30pm at the Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Rd. Laurel, MD 20707. Registration will begin at 8:30am and lunch will be provided.
This awareness level course supports DHS/FEMA’s Whole Community approach to emergency preparedness and response. Emergency operation and management level personnel have an opportunity to integrate their knowledge and share resources with other key community partners who also have roles in household pets and service animal emergency evacuation and sheltering planning. The overarching goal is to assist local jurisdictions in developing a cohesive response to disaster that helps to alleviate the panic of crisis and minimizes the consequences on the household pet and service animal owning population by incorporating their needs into jurisdictional planning.
If you or anyone you know is interested in attending this free course, please contact Charlene Moe, of the University of Illinois Center for Public Safety and Justice, at 217-206-6049 or email her at [email protected].