MARSHALL CO., Ala. (WHNT) — Getting information out to the public during severe weather or a crisis can be challenging at times, so the Marshall County EMA taking submissions for a training session to work with organization and agency leaders so they’re prepared for those events.
EMA Director Anita McBurnett says the two-day session will go in-depth on what leaders need to be aware of during a severe weather or crisis event. “This will prepare them on how information needs to go out, how they need to format it, and make sure the public is getting the much-needed information they need at the right time, and in the right manner,” McBurnett says.
The EMA has held this course in the past and McBurnett says it was successful.
The training is open to residents in a leadership role in a variety of organizations and agencies, from public non-profits, to hospital heads, to churches. “Anyone who has to put or prepare information to go out to the public is welcome to come to this,” McBurnett says.
McBurnett says training like this is vital when severe weather or a crisis hits, because making sure information gets out quickly and correctly in those situations can affect how the public responds and ultimately their safety.
If you are interested in taking the free course you’re asked to contact the EMA at (256) – 571 - 7329, or send your name, organization, cell phone number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
The dates of the training will run through June 5-6.