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Quincy Emergency Management to Hold Sheltering Course

Quincy Emergency Management to Hold Sheltering Course

The Quincy Office of Emergency Management in collaboration with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), MA Department of Public Health and American Red Cross will conduct a Basic Sheltering Concepts course from 6-9 PM on November 13, 2018. The three-hour interactive course will provide a high-level introduction to basic shelter operations and was developed in order to provide a common vision and guiding principles to improve shelter coordination, support, and information sharing across the Commonwealth in the event of a disaster. Main topics covered in the course will include; roles and responsibilities, defining a shelter, types of shelters, and operational guidelines. The course will be conducted at the Quincy Park and Recreation complex located at 1 Merrymount Parkway and will be open to all Quincy Residents.

The course will be the first in a series of sheltering courses offered by Quincy Emergency Management in an initiative to build a qualified volunteer team of citizens to assist with potential future shelter operations in the City.

“After the March 2018 storms, we saw the need to expand capabilities including hiring a full time Emergency Management Director and training fellow citizens to help manage shelters during emergency situations for those in need,” said Mayor Thomas P. Koch.

For more information on registering for the course, please contact Quincy Emergency Management at (617) 376-1105.