Special needs group working to help prepare for emergencies and disasters in Maryland
| 04.05.2007 | 06:51:01 | Views: 3037 | ID:
April 5 '07: In Maryland this month, more than 50 organizations have participated in emergency preparedness training sessions designed to raise awareness about the special needs community and how families of members of those communities can prepare for disasters. A Center for Disability and Special Needs Preparedness press release announced.
The Center announced the four special needs preparedness training sessions in anticipation of four more training upcoming training sessions and a final regional exercise to be held in June.Peter de Fries, the Assistant Director for Operations for the Developmental Disabilities Administration said in the release that the exercises, "are structured discussions based on a specific scenario. They will give participants experience with dealing with disasters." Theses training sessions, called the Emergency Preparedness Education, Training and Exercise Project, came out of a collaboration between the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene DHMH's Developmental Disabilities Administration, and the Maryland Department of Disabilities. For more information about the regional exercises, please click here.
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