Extreme weather conditions can wreak havoc on communities when they are caught off-guard. At a recent meeting, New Hampshire officials discussed how their city handled the area's latest winter onslaught and ways that response capabilities could be improved for future incidents, according to the Pelham Reporter.
One of the worst disasters that can strike a community is a pandemic of a harmful or lethal disease and preparing for such scenarios is key to minimizing their impact. To get ready for a potential outbreak, volunteers in Wayne County, Mich., recently participated in a training exercise, Observer & Eccentric reported.
To stay on top of the demands of emergency preparedness, organizations nationwide offer programs for volunteers interested in learning crisis management skills. The Red Cross recently held a program in Colorado that concentrated on getting attendees ready to face potential disasters, The Gazette reported.
One of the ways to get ready for unexpected peril is to conduct disaster response training for volunteers. Fairfield, Conn., is doing just that with its recently announced Community Emergency Response Team program that will start in March, according to Fairfield Patch.
No one knows when disaster will hit their community, so it is crucial that officials and citizens work together to prepare for crises. In order to get ready for potential emergencies, discussions were recently held in Connecticut that focused on ways to plan for dire scenarios, Reminder News reported.
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