Smyrna, Ga., ― Cobb & Douglas Public Health Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response has partnered with the City of Smyrna to launched Ready Smyrna’s PrepareAthon!, a community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience. This campaign is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) America’s PrepareAthon initiative which was announced in early September.
Smyrna’s first community-wide drill under this initiative will be held in March of 2014. The event is expected to raise awareness and promote action among residents, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations and other community groups. Cobb & Douglas Public Health Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response and several other disaster preparedness partners, including FEMA, Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), the National Weather Service, Georgia Department of Public Health, the Georgia Red Cross and the Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross, will provide educational materials, workshops and training sessions during the program.
To learn more about Ready Smyrna’s PrepareAthon!, visit: www.readysmyrna.com.
For more information about Cobb & Douglas Public Health Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response, visit: www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.
A. Max Bacon, Mayor of Smyrna, designates March 2014 as Ready Smyrna’s PrepareAthon! Month.