HSEMA Ward 8 Whole Community Exercise
Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:40 PM (PDT)
WARD 8, ARE YOU READY?
WARD 8 Whole COMMUNITY EXERCISE
The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) & Councilmember Marion Barry will be conducting a Ward 8 Whole Community Exercise during September as part of National Preparedness Month.
The Ward 8 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 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: Thursday, September 20, 2012
TIME: 7:00PM – 9:00pm
PLACE: United Medical Center Conference Rooms 1 - 3
1311 Southern Avenue, Southeast
The Southern Avenue Metro (Green line) station is three blocks northeast of United Medical Center (near intersection of Southern Avenue and Valley Terrace, SE). The A-2 bus stops in front of the Metro station on Southern Avenue.
The Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, or gender, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or on the basis of disability as provided by Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Brittany Galloway at (202)234-9400 or firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the meeting.
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.