Wed Sept 30 | Joint Emergency Management (JEM) team info meeting

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Joint Emergency Management (JEM) team information meeting
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 at 6pm
Halifax Central Library Lindsay Children’s Room

Do you want to help your community be prepared in the event of an emergency – hurricanes, blizzards, power outages, etc ??

Join us Wednesday 30 September 2015 at 6:00pm for a meeting with Barry Manuel, HRM EMO manager, JEM Council Chair Len Milne, and myself at the Lindsay Children’s Room, Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Road

The topic will be the establishment of a Joint Emergency Management (JEM) team.  This is a community-based volunteer organization that works with HRM EMO.

This is great way for involved citizens to educate friends, family and neighbours in preparedness for emergencies.  Their motto is “neighbours helping neighbours”.  During emergencies, residents in affected communities need to be prepared to help themselves and to assist others.

Some JEM activities include managing a network of comfort centres, public education and awareness, and risk assessments in your areas.

JEM teams operate under the auspices of and take direction from HRM EMO.  All volunteers will be covered by special liability insurance when activated. Be part of the solution when an emergency strikes – become a JEM volunteer!

Contact me if you have any questions, and I look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

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