As part of National Preparedness Month and Be Ready, Alexandria, the Alexandria Citizen Corps Council
will host a community preparedness forum on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The Citizen Corps Council
highlights its First 72 (Hours) On You theme to raise awareness and collaboration among Alexandria
residents and community leaders to prepare for natural and/or man-made disasters. Experts warn that
the first 72 hours after a natural or man-made emergency will be a critical period to prepare as first
responders may be overwhelmed in the immediate aftermath of an emergency.
Citizen Corps Council will welcome Mayor Bill Euille, Office of Emergency Management, Health
Department, Police Department, Animal Shelter and Volunteer Alexandria to speak on a variety of
perspectives about the threats we face in our community and how to prepare for them. As a community
leader and active citizen, we want your input and involvement!
Join us from 10:30 am – 11:30 am on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at George Washington Middle
School, 1005 Mount Vernon Avenue.
For more information, please contact Michelle McQueeney, Chair, Citizen Corps Council
) or Rob Rapanut, Citizen Association Representative, Citizen Corps