Family and Personal Emergency Planning Class

December 6, 2012
Robert Harrington
JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - You could be anywhere when a disaster strikes -- at home, work, school, grocery store or in your car.  How will you know your family is safe?  Do you have the tools and plans in place to make it on your own, at least for a period of time?  Are your emergency plans and supply kits up to date? All citizens should be ready and prepared no matter where and when disaster strikes.
MSSU, in conjunction with Crowder College, is offering class on Family and Personal Emergency Planning.  This is an nationally sponsored class that is approximately one hour in length. 

The class will be offered on campus at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20 in Billingsly Student Center Room 309. 
This class is being recommended by the Federal Government for all citizens.  Topics covered include:

* Emergency preparedness; Natural (floods, thunder & lightning storms, winter storms, heat, fire); Technological (nuclear power plants, chemical spills, hazardous materials).
* National Security emergencies -- acts of terrorism, active shooters.
* Sheltering/evacuation.
* Emergency supply kits and go kits.
* Personal & family emergency plans.

The session is part of a national initiative to delivery emergency management training to citizens at no charge. 

For more information, call Bob Harrington, Physical Plant Director, at 417.625.3191 or email