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OKLAHOMANS URGED TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
Oklahoma City - Governor Brad Henry has proclaimed September 2006 as OKlahoma National Preparedness Month, part of a nationwide effort held each September to spur Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. The goal of the month is to increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies and to encourage individuals to take action.
"Oklahomans know all too well the destruction that can be caused by disasters, whether they are natural or manmade," Gov. Henry said. "There are simple steps that people and businesses can take to be more prepared in the event of an emergency. I applaud the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, and its coalition partners for promoting preparedness efforts statewide." more
STATE OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OKLAHOMA CITY'S PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARTNER FOR NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH 2006
The students at Thelma R. Parks Elementary School in Oklahoma City have been learning about preparedness through interactive games, puzzles, coloring pages and classroom lessons. They will be showing off their knowledge at a special assembly Friday, Sept. 1. After a brief weather presentation by the National Ocean Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the 5th-grade students will go on a scavenger hunt for items that belong in their emergency supply kit. more
2nd ANNUAL BUSINESS CONTINUITY FORUM
There is still time to get in on the half-day Business Continuity Forum to be held at the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) on September 13th from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The Forum will include briefings on topics such as the the terrorism threats Oklahoma businesses face and the tools and tactics needed to safeguard your IT system. A bonus session includes keynote speaker Micheal Thompson, NBA Hornets Corporate Communications Director. Hear Thompson tell how a multi-million dollar franchise survived Hurricane Katrina. Lunch is provided and seating is limited. If you haven't signed up, there is still time. Just Call or email Carol Harkins at (405) 278-6302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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