Cherokee County EMA Director Shawn Rogers is among those in attendance at the Alabama Disaster Preparedness Conference in Hoover this week.
The purpose of that gathering of Emergency Management directors and staff members is to share information and ideas on how to improve responses in a variety of disaster situations – not just weather-related events.
Rogers said “It’s our goal to bring new ideas to Cherokee County for our citizens and county leaders to benefit from. Some of the topics being discussed this week include severe weather threats and hazards, active shooter threats, communications, public notifications, earthquake preparedness, resource coordination, stress management, and wildfires – along with FEMA’s new strategic plan, just to name a few.”
Director Rogers added that he strives for the Cherokee County EMA staff to gain as much knowledge as they can so the citizens of Cherokee County can feel safe and secure knowing that when a disaster or emergency strikes their local EMA Office has the necessary training, experience and resources to handle the situation – whatever it may be – effectively, and the ability to help the community get back on its feet, and move forward as quickly as possible.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is among those speaking at this year’s conference.