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Niagara University to host Empowering Volunteers Conference June 9

by jmaloni
Wed, May 23rd 2012 10:00 am

Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free course designed to provide training opportunities and workshops detailing "best practices" in citizen and community preparedness initiatives. The Empowering Volunteers Conference will take place in the university's Castellani Art Museum, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 9.

The event is intended for community volunteers and leaders in Niagara and Erie counties.

Mark W. Kreyer, protective security advisor, Buffalo District of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will deliver the keynote address. He will present on the Department of Homeland Security's "If you See Something, Say Something" campaign.

As a PSA, Kreyer serves as a liaison between DHS and the Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources protection community at the state, local and private sector levels.

Kreyer is a distinguished military graduate of Niagara University.

Breakout sessions will feature topics on flooding, moulage and drill support, cybersecurity, neighborhood watch, the basics of self-defense and a hands-on triage exercise. The sessions will be held in St. Vincent's Hall.

There is no charge for this conference, but participants must preregister by June 7. Individuals can register online athttp://www.niagara.edu/conference-registration or by calling the BCS office at 716-205-0077. For additional information, refer to the Border Community Service webpage athttp://www.niagara.edu/bordercommunityservice.

The mission of Border Community SERVICE (Special Emergency Response Volunteer Initiative for Community Empowerment) of Niagara University is to provide emergency preparedness training to citizens and to encourage their participation in opportunities that enhance regional emergency readiness.

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