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Officials from Lake County Emergency Management Division to speak at Northeast Lake Chamber meeting

RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2008

PAISLEY — The Northeast Lake Chamber of Commerce will host a public discussion Thursday, May 8, with guest speakers: Tommy Carpenter, Operations Manager with the Lake County Emergency Management Division; Don Schreiner and John Walton from VolunteerLAKE; and Milly Sorensen from Angel’s Home Health Care.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Spring Creek Elementary School, located at 44440 Spring Creek Road in Paisley. The public is invited to attend the meeting.

Officials from the Lake County Emergency Management Division and VolunteerLAKE will be speaking about hurricane preparedness and the County’s new program, 9-Step Program for Disaster Preparation. The purpose of program is to build confidence in neighborhoods to be able to react calmly, safely and efficiently in the aftermath of a disaster while awaiting first responders.

The main part of the program is to learn the nine steps, which exhibits a disciplined neighborhood response. The program helps participants work together to assure all neighbors are accounted for and help is afforded to those with special needs or minor first aid requirements.

For more information, call the Northeast Lake Chamber of Commerce at (352) 669-8520.

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