Let’s get prepared! We’ve got just the folks to help.

ResilienceNW 2012, a community-focused disaster conference open to the public, represents a partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross, Oregon Food Bank Providence Hospital, Fire, Police and Emergency Management Agencies, Portland Community College, and many other individuals and organizations.

Want to learn the hows and whys about building resilient and prepared famlies, neighborhoods, businesses and communities?

What are our chances of getting a really big, Japan size earthquake in the Pacific northwest? What other disasters can happen in the PNW? Did somebody say zombies?

Why are communications and social media so important in an emergency?

How do we prepare with pets, disabled or elderly family members? Can you train your brain to help you do the right thing in a disaster?

Tuesday, October 29 through Thursday, October 31st:                                                 You can attend a full day pre-conference session on how to prepare a Business Contingency and Disaster Readiness Plan and Company will be offered from Tuesday, November 2nd through Thursday, November 4th, including _______.

Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd:                                                                  The official conference will be held on Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th, when nearly 40 sessions will convene to learn about disaster preparedness, response, and resilience.

“This conference has been designed for the good ole ‘boots on the ground’ type of person and offers practical skills training that will be invaluable during all phases of a disaster,” Alice Busch, Conference Planning Team member. “One of my favorite aspects of this conference is the broad spectrum of classes offered. It makes it difficult to choose between them, but I am excited for the Wilderness First Aid course this year, as well as the classes on youth and whole community involvement. I think this will be the best conference in the series.”

In addition to the expert lectures and class sessions, Citizen Corps 2012 will also offer opportunities to connect with like-minded first responders. The Networking

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