|August 23, 2011 earthquake|
As a member of the city council's Public Safety Committee (chaired by Councilwoman Bridget Rivers), I will be asking the administration to share the emergency management plan for our city. When I worked as the Station Director for PCTV several years ago, the last project I worked on was coordinating the emergency response via the public access channel. I was terminated by the mayor before this project was completed, so the assumption I have is that someone else completed it.
It is important for residents to know what to do in the event of an emergency, so I will post the administration's guidelines for public safety when they are sent to me. Ideally, they will also be posted on the city's web site. Where do residents turn for news?
How does Muhlenberg RMC figure into it? Are there automated robocalls or is reverse 911 set up to deal with calls? Where are the emergency shelters located?
I will update when I receive the plan, and I will share it with everyone.