Emergency preparedness workshop Jan. 28

LLCC will host “Personal Emergency Preparedness” on Monday, Jan. 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center. This workshop is free and open to the public.

In an effort to make individuals, families and communities more resilient, “Personal Emergency Preparedness” will cover several key topics in disaster preparedness including developing an individual and family emergency plan, assembling an emergency supply kit and creating an emergency communication plan. Information will also be provided on how to become involved in post-disaster recovery operations within your community.

The workshop will be led by Jess Hunter, coordinator for the Central Illinois SKYWARN Team and deputy emergency management coordinator for the Pleasant Plains Emergency Management Agency. Hunter has received training from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. He has completed the national Incident Command System courses to the command and general staff level, the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), as well as numerous other courses that include auxiliary communications, exercise design, emergency planning, and emergency operation center management and operations.

This event is being sponsored by LLCC Community Education, the National Weather Service-Lincoln, and Central Illinois SKYWARN. There is no minimum age requirement to attend this workshop, but participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please preregister for this event at www.llcc.edu/personal-emergency-preparedness. Those participants with special needs should contact community.education@llcc.edu prior to Jan. 18.