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Annapolis Plans for the Annual Citywide Preparedness Exercise

The public is invited to volunteer on August 20th

Annapolis, MD  (7-26-13) The City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Preparedness (EPARM) is coordinating its 4th Annual Citywide Preparedness Exercise to be held on Tuesday, August 20.  

During the exercise, the City works with local residents and businesses to maximize readiness and prepare for any threat that may impact the City.  The past three exercise scenarios included an active shooter, a hurricane, and a tornado.  This year, the exercise will focus on short and long-term recovery, which is what occurs after a big storm.  In the event of a major disaster, the City must prepare for widespread power outages, scarcity of food and water supplies, and other challenges.  

EPARM is looking for volunteers to participate in the exercise and act as disaster victims.  

EPARM Director Kevin Simmons explains, “This is a great opportunity for the public to witness firsthand how Annapolis responds to disasters and to help the City  improve its planning and response efforts.”  

Lunch will be provided to all volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact EPARM at (410) 216-9167 or email Lauren Miller at LPMiller@annapolis.gov.   EPARM is requesting volunteers to arrive at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, located  at 273 Hilltop Lane, at 9 a.m. on August 20th.

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