The City of Norman’s Emergency Management Division and local preparedness partners are coming to Sooner Mall to promote COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS. On September 15, 2012 the citizens of Norman and the surrounding communities will have the opportunity to visit with local service organizations that promote preparedness and can provide information on how to be ready for disasters and what to do after one occurs. The effort will feature displays of items informing the public on preparedness issues and will have volunteers on hand to answer questions. Additionally volunteers will be on hand to assist residents with programming weather radios and those interested in volunteering with Norman’s Emergency Management can fill out an application.
A Fire Inspector from the Office of Norman’s Fire Marshall will be on hand to discuss fire safety issues and citizens will be able to learn hands on how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Norman’s Emergency Management recently purchased an electronic fire training system on a grant from Homeland Security. The training system is electronic and allows for use indoors.
“Preparedness is a personal issue and responsibility”, said David Grizzle, City of Norman’s Emergency Management Coordinator. “We use opportunities, such as a day at the mall, to meet with the public and discuss their concerns about preparedness and inform citizens on how to prepare for severe events”, he said.
For more information contact:
David Grizzle

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