Nevada DMV & PS   

Public Information Office
Contact: Kim Evans
555 Wright Way
Carson City, Nevada
Office: (775) 684-4554
Pager: (775) 861-5897

For Immediate Release August 9, 1999
News from: Division of Emergency Management 99-142

Emergency Management Course Helps Disaster Preparation

Information Managers, Emergency Responders Learn Crisis Response

The Nevada Division of Emergency Management is inviting anyone involved in preparing a business or government agency for disaster response to attend a Principles of Emergency Management course in Carson City.

The course will be particularly helpful for managers and information specialists in private business who have had little experience in disaster preparedness. It is also open to fire officials and anyone who is responsible for emergency management in their agency or business. The course is free of charge and will be held August 23 through August 26 at the Nevada National Guard, 2525 So. Carson Street in Carson City.

The course examines the need for a formal emergency management system and the importance and building a response plan before disaster strikes. Participants devise specific actions they can take to improve their own emergency response capabilities as well as learn how to integrate their organization's plans with the outside world. It will also help agencies and businesses prepare their Y2K contingency plans for emergencies which may arise at the end of the year.

This course has been developed and administered through the cooperative efforts of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety's Division of Emergency Management.

The Division of Emergency Management is committed to providing quality training designed to enhance and develop the professional, managerial and technical skills of those involved in the field of emergency management.

For registration or for more information, contact Debbie Bunch at the Division of Emergency Management at 775-687-4240.