Tennessee promotes National Preparedness Month with Media Kick-Off

Thursday, September 04, 2014 | 1:04pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Departments of the Military, Safety & Homeland Security and Health will host a press conference at 10:30 a.m., CST, on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at the Military Department’s Headquarters on Sidco Drive in Nashville.


The press conference will recognize September as National Preparedness Month, and also highlight efforts by the state focus on preparedness for disease outbreaks, children’s safety, and human-caused or natural disasters, as well as to recognize first responders.


National Preparedness Month recognizes that individual’s levels of preparedness can prevent injuries and deaths or losses to property. Tennessee state government is committed to being an active partner with local government, the private sector and non-governmental organizations to ensure that Tennesseans can be better protected from all hazards.



WHO:                David Purkey, Deputy Commissioner for TEMA, Homeland Security Advisor

                           Major General Max Haston, The Adjutant General of Tennessee

                           Larry Godwin, Deputy Commissioner of Safety & Homeland Security

Dr. Paul Petersen, Emergency Preparedness Director, Department of Health


WHAT:              Press conference highlighting the public education programs and preparedness initiatives planned September’s National Preparedness Month.


WHEN:              10:30 a.m., CST

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014


WHERE:            Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

                                    Maj. Gen. Hugh B. Mott Headquarters Building

                                    3041 Sidco Drive, Nashville, TN

                           Multi-Agency Joint Information Center (B-102), First Floor

                                    Live Truck Media Parking and I/O hookups located out front


PHOTO OPS:   Press conference

Individual interviews

Media tour of Multi-Agency Joint Information Center

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