Learn what is needed to be prepared in an emergency at “Cultures of Preparedness: Strengthening Partnerships to Build a Stronger Community,” from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, on the Niagara University campus.
This free conference, which is designed for all members of the community, will discuss topics including: first responder mental health; understanding access and functional needs; National Weather Service’s “Creating a Weather-Ready Nation”; FEMA’s 2018-22 strategic plan; companion animal sheltering; caring for children in shelters; “Stop the Bleed” and CPR skills practice.
Maj. Gen. Patrick A. Murphy, state commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will give the keynote address. He served more than 41 years in the military, retiring as director of the National Guard Bureau Joint Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Previous positions include principal staff officer to the Chief National Guard Bureau, adjutant general of the New York National Guard, deputy chief of staff for National Guard Affairs, U.S. Third Army in Kuwait, and director of Civil Support Plans, U.S. Northern Command.
The conference is presented by Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University in conjunction with the Niagara County Office of Emergency Services, and offered in partnership with NU’s first responders disability awareness training, Erie County SMART, and Niagara County Medical Reserve Corps. Graduate students in the NU criminal justice administration master’s degree program will facilitate the conference.