Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Virginia Public Safety Outreach Conference

There will be a Virginia Public Safety Outreach Conference in Newport News, VA on November 14, 2007. The conference fee is $20. Registration form and payment must be received by Nov. 2, 2007.

To register or to find out more information, please visit

Some topics include:
When It's Raining ON Cats and Dogs; Description: Come learn about how people can plan and gather supplies to ensure the safety of their pets during an emergency and get an update on what the Commonwealth of Virginia is doing to prepare for pets' needs.
Speakers: Peggy Allen, Chair, State Animal Response Team; Dr. Donald W. Butts, Emergency Services Manager, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Why Business Preparedness Makes Cents; Description: Many businesses that suffer a disaster aren't prepared and don't survive. Come see how you can use the Virginia Business Emergency Survival Toolkit to help business owners in your area get ready for an emergency.
Speakers: Heather Blanchard, Business Liaison Director, Office of Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Karen Cole, CEO, Assura Consulting; Clyde Hoey, President, The Resource Group


  1. Cathleen,
    So, this conference is open to us CERT's as well? Looks interesting and the price is definitely right...
    Here's a thought. If enough CERT's are interested in going to this conference; hey, I'll drive. I've got a 15 passenger van we could all go down in; if more than 15 are interested then I'll just grab another van for us.
    If you're interested, just let me know.
    CERT 14
    volunteer PIO

  2. This conference is open to anyone.

    There are a handful of people from Fairfax County that will be going to the conference. If anyone from Fairfax County CERT does plan to attend, please let me know. I will get you connected with others who are going.


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