GEMA/HS Dispatch Sept 2018 - Page 3

CONTENTS Featured Story September is National Preparedness Month What it is, why it is important, and what GEMA/HS is doing for it page 4 Source: FEMA News Photo - Looking Into the Eye of the Storm Getting Lost in the Woods HSIN Usage in Georgia Marcos Rios: Youth Advocate Hurricane Hunters collect data points crucial for emergency decision making Search and rescue responder talks outdoor safety Sharing timely information among Georgia agencies Member of FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council helping to increase preparedness page 6 page 9 page 12 page 14 New Directors in the EMA School Safety Conference 2018 Operation Hotplate GA Ports Exercise Sharing tips for severe weather-related event preparedness Law enforcement, educators seek solutions A first-of-its-kind exercise addresses intentional food contamination Objectives, successes, and importance of the August 16 training exercise page 16 page 17 page 18 page 20 DISPATCH | 3