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Course offers chance to test different emergency plans

Published: Sunday, March 31, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

BARRINGTON – Emergency operation plans are developed for use by state government departments and agencies to ensure a coordinated and effective response to disasters.

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium is providing training to elected officials, emergency operations center personnel and rural community leaders in the public and private sectors.

The training will let participants in the Barrington area exchange perceptions and best practices while interacting with others from responder organizations, public and private sector organizations, and other emergency operations personnel on a regional or state level.

A free Department of Homeland Security-certified course – “Testing an Emergency Operations Plan in a Rural EOC” will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30 at the Barrington Public Safety Building, 400 N. Northwest Highway, in the Training Room.

The course was developed by Eastern Kentucky University.

Registration is required by April 16.

To register, contact Jennifer Herzfeldt at jherzfeldt@barrington-il.gov or call 847-304-3303.

For information about the course, contact Jared VanArsdall at 606-677-6051 or email the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium at info@ruraltraining.org. To schedule this or another training course, visit www.ruraltraining.org or call 877-855-7372.

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