ECA's Statewide Public Sector Committee is hosting a series of Community Engagement Webinars. Each will showcase programs from across California that support community preparedness, training, mitigation, and response.
The first webinar in the series will feature these community-based programs:
1) Inyo County's TEEN CERT: This program hosts middle and high school students from Inyo County schools at a summer camp featuring a week-long CERT training, a full exercise of CERT skills learned, and a graduation/pinning ceremony for the students and their parents.
Presenter: Brianne Chappell-McGovern, Disaster Preparedness/Prevention Specialist from Inyo County Health and Human Services.
2) Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (TCEP): This non-profit, all-volunteer organization based in Topanga, California has provided emergency preparedness education and real-time disaster status updates to residents of Topanga, Malibu and surrounding areas for over 27 years.
Presenters: Scott Ferguson, TCEP Chairman, and James Grasso, Director/Agency Liaison.
Moderator: Crisanta Gonzalez, Community Preparedness and Engagement/Planning Division Chief, Los Angeles City Emergency Management Department (and co-chair of ECA’s Public Sector Committee).