Council Member Chaim Deutsch invites residents to participate in a two-part Community Symposium featuring presentations by the NYS National Guard, the NYC Office of Emergency Management, NYPD and FDNY. The NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services will also be in attendance to answer questions. These seminars will discuss how our community can meet the growing challenges involved in countering terrorist threats and attacks that could impact our security.
In the wake of events overseas and here in our City, Council Member Deutsch has asked these agencies to send their experts out and educate the public on both preventive and responsive safety measures. All parents, educators, school administrators (from public and non-public schools), clergy, congregants, and staff at community centers and agencies are encouraged to attend these events to learn more about protective measures that can be taken.
The topics to be addressed will include: Attaining an awareness of current threat trends and patterns; how to forestall or prevent a disaster; gaining awareness on counter-terrorism; what is an active shooter, and how to react in an emergency situation; and learning fire-safety strategies. The conferences will educate us on how to maintain high vigilance in our schools, houses of worship and community centers, and how to take the necessary steps to heighten our security awareness. These events will help local institutions to be safeguarded from threats and acts of hostility and violence.
The two-part Symposium will both be held at James Madison High School, located at 3787 Bedford Avenue, in Brooklyn [between Avenue P and Quentin Road]. The first event will be on Thursday, February 26th – 6:00 PM, the second event will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd, also at 6:00 PM.
“As Chair of the NYC Council Non-Public Schools Subcommittee and a member of the NYC Council Public Safety Committee, I am especially involved in the security concerns of my constituents and our schools, which may be most vulnerable,” said Council Member Chaim Deutsch. “I encourage you to join me at these events to learn more about some pre-emptive measures we can take towards protecting our children and families.”
(YWN Desk – NYC)