On Saturday, October 8th roughly 200 neighborhood leaders will come together at the Ready Neighborhoods Emergency Preparedness Summit. The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the Holiday Inn / University of Memphis, located at 3700 Central Ave. The meeting is open to the public and there is no admission fee.
Loretta Hurt, United Way’s Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives, is one of the morning speakers addressing the group about emergency preparedness. Her remarks will be focused on the topic of establishing neighborhood incident command centers, to help reduce incidents of panic after a disaster.
Hurt is also the communications officer for VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters) for the Mid-South area, and serves as an Emergency Support Coordinator with the Shelby County Office of Preparedness’ Emergency Operations Center (ESF-14). She is a member of the Mid-South Association of Contingency Planners and the Shelby County Medical Reserve Corp.
To learn more about next month’s Ready Neighborhoods Emergency Preparedness Summit meeting, you can read the media release from www.readyshelby.org here.