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DC HSEMA Partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security to Conduct Emergency Response and Hazard Awareness Focus Groups with the District of Columbia’s Community Leaders

Monday, December 6, 2010
The interactive group discussions will focus on hazard awareness and the changing roles of traditional and non-traditional emergency management stakeholders.

(Washington, DC) - The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) announces a series of engaging discussions with civic, faith-based, public and private sector leaders to discuss innovative strategies for devising a cooperative, community-based approach for strengthening emergency preparedness in the Nation’s Capital. 

These interactive group discussions will focus on hazard awareness and the changing roles of traditional and non-traditional emergency management stakeholders; the roles of community leaders; community responsibility and readiness; community expectations and the disaster management decision-making process.

Please confirm your participation today, by contacting our Public Information Officer, Robyn Johnson at [email protected] , (202) 481-3010.

Event Details:

Focus groups will be held in the following Washington, DC, locations:

December 11, 2010  
3:30 - 5:30 pm  
Providence Hospital
1150 Varnum Street, NE
Ground Floor – Lecture Hall  
Limited seating. Please RSVP

December 13, 2010  
12 - 2 pm
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
1900 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Auditorium
Limited seating. Please RSVP

December 14, 2010
6 - 8 pm
DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
2720 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
2nd Floor Executive Conference Room
Limited seating. Please RSVP