June Meeting – Emergency Preparedness – Recap


Tim Elbertson

Tim Elbertson, Community Outreach Coordinator of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety spoke to the chapter about dealing with a wide variety of emergency situations.

Montgomery County’s 911 office handles 900,000 calls a year, and now can handle text messages to 911.  A majority of calls now come from mobile phones, and Tim described the challenges this provides for the service, and offered advice on 911 use.   The county will soon introduce smart911.com,  which greatly adds to the information available to the 911 dispatcher.  You can sign up and create a profile in advance of the rollout of the system

The county offers emergency alerts in multiple formation by the ReadyMontco system.  Sign up for it HERE

Tim also emphasized preparedness, and offered information about what should be in an emergency kit.

The CART transcript is available on request to hlaamcc@gmail.com

HLAA Picnic on July 16 at Fort Washington State Park — save the date and watch for details here.

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