Wednesday, September 3, 2014

International OR U.S. National Exercise Event. September 11, 2014

September 11, 2001 marked one point in a new era in response, recovery, and to a greater extent the PROACTIVE planning to emergency\disaster events within the U.S.  Airports, and other transportation sectors closed for days, and weeks to ensure a threat was contained and response plans reviewed and implemented.

The closing of the city of Boston, Massachusetts transportation, and business sectors closed for days to contain a known threat, a suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombing of 2013.  

BEMA members throughout the U.S, Caribbean, Central & South America, African Union member states, the Middle-East, and throughout the diaspora, September is the U.S. National Preparedness month.  Join every member of BEMA in participating in preparedness activities throughout the entire month of September.

Exercises whether in the form of drills, table-tops, functional, or full-scale are a key to determine vulnerabilities in your plans, procedures, and in communication. 

Register and plan for your communities to participate in the following FREE influenza pandemic exercise scheduled for September 11, 2014 NOT ONLY IN THE U.S. BUT INTERNATIONALLY.  

Plan for your communities to be resilient, and sustainable.  Sometimes changing one word from INFLUENZE to EBOLA, or INFLUENZA to ANTHRAX can make a difference in your community response and in saving lives.

Be safe, be prepared.

Charles D. Sharp.  CEO.  Black Emergency Managers Association (BEMA) 

Exercise Date/Time

DateThursday, September 11, 2014
TimeParticipant Login: 4:30 PM
Exercise Begins: 5:00 PM

National Neighborhood Influenza Pandemic Readiness & Response Exercise

Good & Ready, the disaster preparedness and response program of Points of Light, has developed an easy way to engage neighborhood residents and community volunteers in becoming Good & Ready for an Influenza Pandemic by participating in “Resilient Response,” a disaster readiness and response exercise hosted online and available in communities across the country.

Influenza Pandemic Exercise

For additional information and to register yourself or your organization to participate in the Influenza Pandemic Exercise scheduled for the evening of September 11, 2014 visit the following web site today:

This important exercise is FREE and open to the public.

Neighborhood residents and community leaders should organize their friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to participate in the exercise series.

Four steps to participating in a Resilient Response exercise:
1.     Click here for additional information and to register.
2.     Mark the date of the exercise on your calendar. 
3.     Host an exercise from your family room, office, church or school.
  1. Share what you learned on the Good & Ready website.

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