Free Broadcast to Discuss Emergency Preparedness for Deaf Individuals

The National Terrorism Preparedness Institute at St. Petersburg College in Florida will be presenting a free, 60-minute, interactive satellite television broadcast, titled "Emergency Responders and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community: Taking the First Steps to Disaster Preparedness," on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 2-3 p.m. EST.

The broadcast is designed to provide deaf and hard of hearing individuals and emergency responders with the information and skills needed to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergency situations involving people with hearing loss. It is the latest offering from Live Response, a recurring bi-monthly videotaped broadcast that offers WMD-related awareness information to the nation's civilian and military emergency response communities, and is a product of the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Integration Center, Training and Exercise Integration Division.

Confirmed guest speakers are: Neil McDevitt, National Coordinator, Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network, DHS; and Mike Monge, Director of Fire and Code Services, Fire Chief, Faribault, Minn.

Viewers can submit their questions via phone, e-mail, or fax during the broadcast. For more information regarding Live Response call NTPI toll free at 877-257-3182, ext. 4132, or go to http://terrorism.spcollege.edu/new/index.aspx?login=clear.

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