Community Preparedness Webinars

FREE Community Preparedness Webinar Series Starts in June 2013

What is it about? UVM Extension is offering a statewide webinar series covering multiple facets of community emergency preparedness. The framework and planning processes to be shared through the webinars apply broadly to all hazards preparedness.

The June webinars raise awareness of the agricultural infrastructure, which supports economic activity in Vermont’s communities, and its vulnerability to numerous emergencies and disasters. The webinars also present an approach that communities can use to include agricultural issues in emergency management considerations.

What topics do the webinars cover? Titles of and links to the recordings of the June webinars follow. Additional information can be found on the individual webinar pages through the drop down menu that appears when pointing your mouse to the Community Preparedness Webinars tab at the top of this page.

  • June 11: Taking a closer look at agricultural farms and facilities in the community through a process called “asset scoring”
    Webinar link: http://youtu.be/1GJ7egcUqcg
  • June 18: Identifying capabilities to address potential consequences of agricultural emergencies
    Webinar link: http://youtu.be/DnVTetm-MpI
  • June 25: Identifying and accessing resources to address potential consequences of agricultural emergencies
    Webinar link: http://youtu.be/HnoM7irAGk4

Who is the target audience? Town emergency managers, Selectboard members, other town officers, first responders, and interested community members are encouraged to participate in these free webinars.

Who is the presenter? The June webinars were presented by Julie Smith, University of Vermont Extension Dairy Specialist, who is a certified trainer for the Extension Disaster Education Network’s Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Preparedness program.

How do I attend? The webinars and webinar recordings are available to individuals at their own computers.

Who is sponsoring this? Partial funding for this program was provided by University of Vermont Extension and by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2010-85122-20613 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

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