Health workshops focus on emergency preparedness

August 30, 2018 by  

An emergency can happen to anyone at any time, and local workshops will help to make sure that the public will know what to do should such a situation arise. Snellville residents may wish to pop along.

The Health Departments of Newton, Gwinnet and Rockdale counties will be joining forces with the Gwinnet Library to host these National Preparedness Month activities. There is no cost to attend, and they have been scheduled for the library’s Five Forks and Suwanee Branches.

Those who take part in the session will discover steps they can take to be more prepared. Each attendee will walk away knowing how they can find out if an emergency is happening in their area and how they can prepare an emergency plan for their family so that they will always be ready. They will also learn what to include in a “to go” bag so that they can be ready to act quickly should they need to evacuate to a safe place. Along with all of this, the facilitators will review other information and tips that can be vital in a crisis situation.

Both workshops have been organized to run for one hour and will begin at 6:30 pm. A printing services provider in the local area can supply an event like this with brochures, fridge magnets and printed cloth totes that can be used as “to go” bags to distribute during an event like this.

The date for the Suanne session has been set as September 6th, while the Lawrenceville workshop will be held on September 11th. Additional information can be found on the organizer’s website.