Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free community preparedness conference Saturday, June 6.
The Empowering Volunteers Conference is designed to provide training opportunities and workshops detailing best practices in personal and community preparedness initiatives. It is intended for community members who volunteer with Citizen Corps programs, including the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Medical Reserve Corps and USAonWatch/Neighborhood Watch, leaders who work closely with volunteers to create better prepared and resilient neighborhoods, or any community members who are interested in disaster preparedness and response.
Serving as keynote speaker(s) will be members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force. The JTTF is the nation's front line on terrorism - small cells of highly trained, locally based, passionately committed investigators, analysts, linguists, SWAT experts and other specialists from dozens of U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies working together to pool talents, skills and knowledge to protect communities from terrorist attack.
The conference will begin at 9 a.m. in St. Vincent's Hall on the Niagara University campus. Participants will choose from workshops relevant to topics in emergency preparedness and response for both the morning and afternoon sessions.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, compliments of Border Community SERVICE, and a raffle drawing of various preparedness items will take place at the conclusion of the conference.
There is no charge for this conference, but participants must preregister. Individuals can register online at www.niagara.edu/BorderCommunityService (click "Events") or by calling 716-205-0077.
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.