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Second Annual Marin Disaster Readiness Conference Proves to be a Success
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By Pat Lewis, volunteer, American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter
July 30, 2010

At the second annual Marin Disaster Readiness Conference in June, more than 165 participants from the non-profit, faith, government and business communities learned how to create an agency emergency plan to keep essential operations running following a disaster.  Attendees learned about disaster planning tools and resources and put pen to paper during a workshop to start their customized plan.  In addition, a panel shared best practices on creating a plan, and a workshop provided advice for exercising emergency plans. 

The conference was made possible due to a partnership between the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter, United Way of the Bay Area, and the Marin Interagency Disaster Coalition (MIDC).  PowerPoint presentations, handouts and other resources from the event can be found at http://www.midcpartners.org/midc/training-meetings.php.

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