HSEMA Ward 6 Whole Community Exercise
Monday, September 17, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
WARD 6, ARE YOU READY?
WARD 6 Whole COMMUNITY EXERCISE
The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) & Councilmember Tommy Wells will be conducting a Ward 6 Whole Community Exercise during September as part of National Preparedness Month.
The Ward 6 Whole Community Exercise will be engaging, educational, highly interactive, and everyone who attends will have an opportunity to express their views & learn how to be more prepared in an emergency. Our goal is to provide attendees with a deeper understanding of their roles in major disasters. Your input will aid the District in improving our efforts to create a safe and secure environment for the “whole community”.
DATE: Monday, September 17, 2012
TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
PLACE: DCRA Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room
1101 4th Street, SW
The DCRA Building is easily accessible from the Green Line Waterfront / SEU Metro Station.
When & Where
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA)
The mission of the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency is to support and coordinate homeland security and emergency management efforts, ensuring that the District of Columbia’s all-hazards emergency operations are prepared to protect against, plan for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made hazards. This is accomplished by:
- Developing plans and procedures to ensure emergency response and recovery capabilities for all emergencies and disasters;
- Coordinating emergency resources for emergencies and disaster incidents;
- Providing training for all emergency first responders, city employees, and the public;
- Conducting exercises; and
- Coordinating all major special events and street closings.
In addition, in furtherance of its mission, HSEMA also:
- Serves as the central communications point during regional emergencies;
- Conducts an assessment of resources and capabilities for emergencies;
- Provides public awareness and outreach programs, and
- Provides 24-hour emergency operations center capabilities.
In carrying out its mission the agency works closely with other emergency response agencies, including the Metropolitan Police Department, the District of Columbia Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, the District of Columbia Department of Health and other District and federal agencies, as well as with the major utility companies and non-profit and volunteer organizations such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.