Homeland security topic at COA event

Published 12:24 am Thursday, April 3, 2003

By Staff
CASSOPOLIS -- The Cass County Sheriff's Office and the Cass County COA are teaming up to present a timely program addressing the issues of Homeland Security.
This program will be held on Wednesday, April 9, at 1 p.m. at the Cass County COA.
There is no charge for the program and it is open to all Cass County residents.
The program focus is to help residents develop a proactive approach to the potential threats from current world events.
Cass County Emergency Management Coordinator Bernie Williamson will present the component of "Safety in your Home."
This will address the supplies recommended for use in the event of disruptions to utilities and basic services as well as other suggestions for keeping you and your family safe at home.
Cass County Community Policing Deputy Paul McGowan will address "Safety in Your Neighborhood/Community".
Such concepts of Neighborhood Watch, Community Watch, and Neighbor Helping Neighbor will be introduced to participants.
Dr. Kitchen from Lifeworks Center in Dowagiac will address the "Emotional Security" component.
Concerns over the threat of war, disruption of lives, loved ones called to serve in the military, financial ramifications, etc. create daily challenges to our emotional well-being.
This component will offer proactive approaches that individuals can implement to lessen the impact of these stresses.
Please call Senior Safety Coordinator Patty Carlisle at (269) 445-8110, extension 256 to sign up today and find out how you can be a part of keeping our community secure and protect your family and neighbors during these challenging times.