“Prepare for the unexpected.” “Be creative in your thinking.” “Explore all the angles and possibilities.” These were the messages Tuesday when over 500 business and community leaders, government representatives, and emergency response personnel from 16 markets in seven states connected during a videoconference with a panel of disaster preparedness experts.
The videoconference, hosted by Frontier Communications, challenged local leaders to “Think Globally and Act Locally” in continuing a local dialogue on the critical importance of disaster preparedness. The session encouraged local governments, public safety organizations, and businesses to begin to plan for the unthinkable. Attendees included representatives from local, regional and state government, as well as from the fields of public safety, banking and finance, education, healthcare, food preparation, transportation, industry, charitable and relief organizations, national parks, religious organizations, and more.
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