(ATLANTIC) The Annual Region 4 Preparedness Conference will be held March 6th and 7th at the Cass County Community Center.
Cass County Emergency Management Director Mike Kennon said the target audience for this conference is public health, hospitals, emergency management agencies, fire, EMS, law enforcement, National Guard, elected officials and State partners.
“The first day is the training and exercise workshop and it’s basically requirements for public health and emergency management,” said Kennon. “We have to come up with a schedule, I don’t know if the State is requiring us to do a three or five year right now.”
And on the second day Kennon said, “The National Guard is going to come and speak about their capabilities and what they can do in an emergency and the highlight of the conference is folks from Joplin coming and they have a wide variety of folks coming in and talking about what happened last year with the tornado down there.”
Kennon said registration for the conference is free. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kennon also told the Cass County Board of Supervisor this morning that a storm spotter class will be held at the Lewis Fire Station on March 4th at 7 p.m. No registration is required for the class. And, April 2nd through the 6th will be Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa.