Fairfax County Community Resilience Pilot Program Continues

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The next two events in the Community Resilience Pilot Program will be held in Chantilly (Sully Supervisory District), with a seminar next week and exercise in mid-February.

The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Sully District Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly (register for the seminar). The exercise will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17, also from 5-8:30 p.m., at the Sully District Government Center (register for the exercise).

Leaders and decision-makers at area community-based organizations, nonprofits, faith-based groups, homeowner associations, PTAs and first responders should attend. And the best part — both events are free (dinner is included).

The events are part of a pilot project that provides an opportunity for local community partners to meet and better understand how groups can work together in response to a disaster. The program is funded through an Urban Area Security Initiative grant as a means to prepare for and recover from disaster incidents.

The preparedness seminar provides a background on the interaction between first responders, emergency management and the community during disaster events and how the various community representatives can assist. The exercise provides an opportunity for the community members to see how their organization’s personnel and resources can assist during the recovery phase of a disaster.

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5 responses to “Fairfax County Community Resilience Pilot Program Continues”

  1. Anonymous says :

    Where do I look for Tomm 1/26/15 status as the weather is going to very bad for commute ?? Pls post soon

    • Anonymous says :

      I saw your post. Hopefully this site will help you prepare some. Good Luck. BJ

      http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/weather-forecast.htm

    • BJ says :

      Hopefully, this will help you prepare for tomorrow. Check out this website.

      http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/weather-forecast.htm

    • Tracy Friend says :

      This was sent to the registrants (Sully District organizations)

      Hello!
      The current weather assessment from the Office of the Emergency Management indicates that the primary snow fall will occur overnight and end early tomorrow morning. Temperatures will remain above freezing during the day on Tuesday. We anticipate roads being cleared by Tuesday afternoon.
      Based on this assessment, we will proceed with the Sully Seminar this evening. Dinner will be served at 5pm and the Seminar itself will begin at 5:30pm.
      However, as weather is ever-changing, we will keep you abreast of any changes to the event. As our Planning Team has decided to follow the Fairfax County Government, if the Fairfax County Government closes, the Sully Seminar will be cancelled.
      Drive safely, stay warm, and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow night.

      Thank you,

      Volunteer Fairfax and Faith Communities in Action

  2. Anonymous says :

    The MS/HS FCPS students have to wake up early and be at bus stop, several walk to school. Declare school closing now for 1/26/15. Don’t risk our children’s lives. Wintry weather to interrupt Monday commute Live.
    A winter storm advisory is in effect beginning Sunday evening for much of the WTOP listening area and lasting through Monday 6 p.m. Total snow forecasts range from 1 to 3 inches for the metro D.C. area, and ranging from 3 to 6 inches for the outlying areas under a storm warning, according to reports.