Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine
Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

BY REP. KYMBERLY PINE – After the HECO power outage and tsunami hit Ewa Beach in March, many in our community realized that we are not yet prepared for the kinds of disasters our homes and families are at risk of experiencing.

So as part of September’s National Preparedness Month, my office is working with experienced members of our community to coordinate a “Get Ready Ewa Beach” Emergency Preparedness Fair.  The event will focus on tsunami and hurricane preparedness, how to create a family plan, supply kits, evacuations, health emergencies and insurance.

Experts from the Department of Emergency Management, State Civil Defense, FEMA, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America and dozens of other organizations have been invited to host informational booths, seminars and training sessions.

Saturday, September 24, 2011
Ewa Makai Middle School 
91-6291 Kapolei Parkway

The family-friendly fair will be open to all ages and include fun activities for children as well as preparedness information specifically geared toward older residents.

If you or someone you know is interested in hosting a booth or volunteering at this great event, please contact my office at 586-9730 or reppine@capitol.hawaii.gov.


FEMA Community Preparedness Webinar Series
Volunteering in Times of Disaster
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011, 8 AM HST
Log in as guest 10 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. Login here

Overview 
The Community Preparedness Webinar Series invites you to participate in a webinar discussing volunteering in times of disaster. The webinar will highlight the best practices of volunteer managers and those interested in volunteering during disasters. It will include perspectives from community organizations and state and local emergency management who have experienced specific challenges, and organizations that are heavily engaged in volunteer management. This webinar will be helpful to those who are interested in becoming volunteers and for volunteer managers seeking practical knowledge.

Downloads
·         Hands On Volunteer Management Guide
·         When Disaster Strikes… How to Donate or Volunteer Successfully

Related links and resources
·         Corporation for National Community Service Resource Center
·         Hands On Network Tools and Resources Page
·         National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Volunteer Resource Page

How to view the webinar

The Community Preparedness Webinar Series is conducted via DHS’s HSIN Connect system.  You do not need to register in advance, nor do you need a HSIN account in order to view FEMA webinars.  Audio for this webinar will be broadcast within HSIN Connect; there will not be a concurrent, phone-based teleconference.  Questions and answers will be moderated via text-based chat inside the webinar.  In order to ensure that your computer is capable of viewing our webinars and webcasts, FEMA highly recommends that you read the below documents and perform the compatibility test prior to the start of the event.  In addition, please ensure your computer’s speakers are working prior to the webinar.  If for any reason you have trouble accessing the system, please send an email to citizencorps@dhs.gov.

Perform Compatibility Test
Additional information about this webinar:
This webinar is free to the public and will accommodate the first 500 visitors that enter the site.  This webinar will last approximately one hour.  In addition to airing live, the webinar will be recorded and viewable at a later date.  The live webinar will offer Closed Captioning and a transcript of the webinar will be posted with the recorded version of the webinar.

I hope you and your family will be able to participate in these great opportunities to get prepared!

Mahalo,

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