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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS EVENT FOR SHELBY COUNTY

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WE'VE ALL JUST SEEN THE DEVASTATION WITH THE WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA AND HURRICANE HARVEY AND EVEN THE STORMS THAT SWEPT THROUGH PUERTO RICO, YOU CAN NEVER BE FULLY PREPARED FOR A DISASTER BUT YOU CAN TAKE CERTAIN STEPS TO MAKE SURE YOUR BETTER PREPARED THAN YOU WOULD BE IF YOU DID NOTHING AT ALL..THAT'S EXACTLY WHY WE'RE SITTING DOWN WITH OUR NEXT GUEST TODAY CARLA KIRKLAND AND ... EUGENE JONES

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WE'VE ALL JUST SEEN THE DEVASTATION WITH THE WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA AND HURRICANE HARVEY AND EVEN THE STORMS THAT SWEPT THROUGH PUERTO RICO, YOU CAN NEVER BE FULLY PREPARED FOR A DISASTER BUT YOU CAN TAKE CERTAIN STEPS TO MAKE SURE YOUR BETTER PREPARED THAN YOU WOULD BE IF YOU DID NOTHING AT ALL..THAT'S EXACTLY WHY WE'RE SITTING DOWN WITH OUR NEXT GUEST TODAY CARLA KIRKLAND AND ... EUGENE JONES
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/7126975?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:05:06 +0000 DISASTER PREPAREDNESS EVENT FOR SHELBY COUNTY WE'VE ALL JUST SEEN THE DEVASTATION WITH THE WILDFIRES IN CALIFORNIA AND HURRICANE HARVEY AND EVEN THE STORMS THAT SWEPT THROUGH PUERTO RICO, YOU CAN NEVER BE FULLY PREPARED FOR A DISASTER BUT YOU CAN TAKE CERTAIN STEPS TO MAKE SURE YOUR BETTER PREPARED THAN YOU WOULD BE IF YOU DID NOTHING AT ALL..THAT'S EXACTLY WHY WE'RE SITTING DOWN WITH OUR NEXT GUEST TODAY CARLA KIRKLAND AND ... EUGENE JONES http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12463/7126975?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WATN we have been seeing from the wildfires in california to hurricane harvey and storms that swept through puerto rico. >> and you can never be fully prepared for disaster but you would be if you had done nothing at all. >> we are sitting down with our next guests. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> we are preparing for the unknown. what are some tips viewers could know going into these types of scenarios. >> basically, think about it beforehand. >> what you would do with certain situations and now. >> once it happens it is late. >>> right. of course. >> and i was talking to you before. >> and for us, we live on a fault line. people don't necessarily feel earthquakes that often. it can shake things up. what are things that you are doing within the area to help prepare people? >> he is with the office of emergency preparedness. >> and i am with tennessee nurse's district 1. we are having disaster preparedness symposium next week and trying to help prepare people to be aware of different things and natural disasters. >> and flooding, earthquakes, terrorism. >> which would you like for me to tell you how we got started? >> okay. >> we were trying to come up with an idea for our seminar, a member read this book. voices of angels. and lessons from nurses of hurricane katrina about heroic nurses and health care teams in new orleans after the katrina disaster. >> we thought that's something we don't really see a lot of. seminars or education in our area. >> that was different. >> and then we found out one of our members tina is a public health emergency preparedness nurse educator and medical reserve core coordinator with the shelby county health department and she ran with this. she got all of our speakers that are coming. this will be next friday at the botanical garden all day. and i can show you a list of speakers. because we have a great -- the author voices of the angels. disaster lessons from katrina. >> yes. >> and mayor shelby county mayor will come and give welcoming remarks. >> and shelby county health department who is a nurse and will speak on public health role in disasters. i was telling you this morning i was hearing things i had no clue about. the health department has planned. dale lane director of shelby county public awareness will speak on communications during disasters. when you can't use your cell phone and tv is out and can't use your generator, the search team manager with tennessee task force one will speak on search-and-rescue and pets and disasters. because that's always a big thing. >> that's the thing i always see when we are dealing with the scenarios with the pets that get left behind. not necessarily on purpose but finding places and rules when it comes to traveling and if you are trying to evacuate and your pets. that's excellent. >> kenneth brown with the office of emergency management and sert community emergency response team will speak on disasters and behavioral health and a cert program. dr. jonbenet neatees is coming from nashville, an md, medical director of emergency preparedness with the tennessee department of health speaking on mass triage and a special agent will speak on active shooter and terrorism and gary is a meteorologist with the national weather service and he will speak on natural disasters and weather. there's some hospital and health care specifics things but we are marketing this to health care providers, legislators, elected officials and the public. we think there's something for everyone. >> it is unfortunate. >> we kind of push these to the back of our mind and it takes something tragic. yesterday we had an emergency run threw of sorts for our -- all of our nurses and doctors and emergency responders and you were part of that. >> mainly the health department that did that. >> it is important especially emergency responders to take the time out and be prepared for the events. so many things can happen. if we don't plan in advance and exercise in advance we don't want to stumble. make sure citizens are doing something to take care of themselves. >> more people out there that are prepared the better off all of us will be. >> is there a web site to get information on the event in this symposium or find some tips to start to implement into our own plan. >> for us, stay safe shelby u.s. and facebook and twitter and look us up. we have good tips. >> awesome. >> your symposium, the date, time, tickets. how do we get in? >> it is next friday. >> okay. >> march -- i'm sorry, october 20th at the memphis botanical gardens, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. i was communicating with amy speropoulos she said she would put information on the web site. >> and there's an e-mail address there, too if you have questions or problems with registration. the cost is $65. >> that includes meals. also the shelby county health department and ut health science center are partnering on this. >> the health department is giving out these backpacks. >> and a flag bag. >> and a book. emergency preparedness book for all attendees. it is a disaster and what will you do about it. >> i was looking at it before. fires, anthrax, bee stings, how to prepare, how to do your family preparedness kit. >> a good scenario. at least getting you started with that. >> my family and i said we picked one spot in the city no matter where we were if there's no communication we would get to that spot. >>> thank you for sharing your event and some tips. something we have to keep in the back of our minds. >> all right. coming up get ready to meet some furry friends that have come to our studio. i can't wait to snuggle that bunny. >>> we'll be right back with more





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