Officials Attend Emergency Preparedness Seminar

PHOTOS: Local, State, County and Federal officials this morning took part in the 2011 Emergency Preparedness Seminar in Lakewood. The event, which took place at the Blue Claws Stadium, was hosted by the Ocean County Health Emergency and Response Advisory Committee.

The event was opened by Mayor Menashe Miller, and was followed by lectures from several officials including Harlem Gunness, Assistant Officer in Charge CDC Newark Quarantine Station, Joseph Albanese, Radiation Biodosimetrist – Yale-New haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response, Captain Sony Stab, 21st Weapon of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (NJ Army National Guard) and Murad Raheem, US Department of Health and Human Services Regional Emergency Coordinator – FEMA Region 2.

The event also featured a vendor exhibition.

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  1. looks like they left DPW and several others lakewood volunteer organizations out . They only seem to call us after the emergency gets away from them.

  2. Nobody realizes how important the DPW is during a major disaster, this is a department that actually plays just as big of a role as any other agency and should also train alongside the Police, Fire and EMS, etc…..

    Yehuda, the field staff shouldn’t have to ask for information. Their Chiefs and Supervisors should review what they learned and then present the important items that someone in the field should have knowledge of. Yes, there may be some sensitive information discussed during these seminars, but there is always non-sensitive information that can be passed out to the field staff. I hate to break to you but the only one that will be crying will be you when the field staff unfortuanetly becomes a victim because they didn’t know what to do in order to protect themselves and how to rescue you and the rest of the general public.

  3. I see the fire marshals office was there but how about the chief’s? They should hold a large scale meeting and invite all the fire dept’s from ocean county, all ems squads, police dept’s, sherif’s dept, fire marshal, red cross and salivation army, national guard. This should be held at a time all can attend not during work hours as many of us are volunteer.

  4. From the cross section of agencies represented, this format should be opened up to more people either by a larger venue or by adding multiple days, so more may attend. Looks like it was a whoever was asked to attend rather than a properly planned large scale community orientated event. But I am sure that we will all benefit from this event.

  5. Dear all,

    This seminar was “not” meant for everyone in town who has a certification card in his wallet other than a drivers license.
    This seminar was scheduled by the “county” OEM not the local & only a handful of people were invited. This was meant for OEM, FQHC, EMS, Police, Sheriff & Fire.
    There were much more people than invited. Initially “1” person from each organization was invited, However, some organizations brought 3 or 4 people with them.

  6. These types of seminars should be open to more then just one person, if the conference room isn’t big enough then find a bigger conference room. Why is it that you have some non supervisory office workers attending these seminars, let them stay behind their desks and let people that work in the streets take the seminar.

  7. I agree, this should have been open to all who wished to attend. Including those who wish harm on us. Let them know how we intend to safeguard our people and how we intend to respond. Maybe they can assist us by blocking the avenues that enable us multiple choices to deal with incidents.
    Come on and be real. I don’t condone censorship, but some people should think before they post.

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