On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Central Virginia Emergency Management Alliance (CVEMA) will host its 4th Survivor Day, where residents of Central Virginia can learn how to prepare for disasters. Emergency and community response professionals will instruct citizens on the best ways to prepare for emergency situations. Emergencies and disasters are a part of life in Central Virginia, which is vulnerable to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, winter storms, and other hazards.
Survivor Day attendees will learn how to survive in their home without power for at least 72 hours and what to take with them should they need to leave their homes in a hurry. Classes will be held at 11 locations in ten localities (see attached list), where check-in will begin at 8:00 am and the training will conclude by 12:00 pm.
Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Registered attendees who complete the training will receive a free backpack and survivor kit supplies (limit one per household).
Survivor Day is presented by CVEMA with funding from the US Department of Homeland Security. CVEMA is a collaboration of local emergency managers and partner organizations from 25 localities in Central Virginia who voluntarily partnered together after federal funding of the Central Virginia Urban Area Security Initiative ended. Planning and basic staffing services for CVEMA are provided by the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission.
To register, please visit www.SurvivorDay.com or contact Dinwiddie Emergency Management at 804-469-5388.