Disaster response forum planned

Press Release

The second-annual Northwest Response Forum will be held Sept. 28-30 in Dryden.
This three-day forum also will provide the venue for dialogue, networking, and exploration of partnerships to develop a local and regional disaster management plan.
This conference will provide opportunities for anyone involved with, or interested in, the many facets of emergency management and who want to be better prepared for emergencies and disasters that may impact our region.
The forum’s theme for 2010 is appropriately named “Emergency Preparedness—You Are Not Alone.”
Dan Hefkey, chief of Emergency Management Ontario, has been confirmed to provide the opening address for the forum.
The primary objective of this event is to provide training, introduce services, and develop community strategic plans to address the co-ordination of disaster management in the northwest.
The conference will connect municipalities, humanitarian organizations, First Nations, and governments with the information, expertise, and resources required to meet the needs of their community before and after a disaster strikes.
There are new components of the conference, including a wine-and-cheese networking event combined with the trade show, Meet the Speakers, IMS 910 training, and a tabletop disaster management exercise involving all participants.
For more information, visit www.northwestresponseforum.ca