PLYMOUTH — Emergency Management Director Christian Horvath and the Plymouth Fire Department would like to invite community members to register for an upcoming Basic Shelter Operations course this Monday.
Monday, Jan.9, from 5-8 p.m.
Plymouth Emergency Operations Center, 2209 State Road (Behind the Cedarville Fire Station)
This free three-hour interactive sheltering course, taught by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), provides a high-level introduction to basic shelter operations.
This course was developed in collaboration with MEMA, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Delvalle Institute, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and the Western Region Homeland Security Council with the common goal of improving shelter coordination and sharing information across the Commonwealth.
The main topics covered in this course will be:
- Defining a Shelter
- Types of Shelters
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Operational Guidelines
“As a Town that’s as large as we are, our goal is to be able to run a shelter without needing to reach out for assistance,” said Director Horvath. “This course will provide the knowledge necessary for our different town departments, offices and local organizations to learn more about the basic operations of a shelter and what roles and responsibilities there are. We encourage anyone interested to attend.”
This course is ideal for those that have a role in or wish to have a role in shelter planning and operations. Those wishing to attend must register prior to the event. To register for this course or for more information, click here.