Tennessee promotes National Preparedness Month with Media Kick-Off
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
Media tour of Multi-Agency Joint Information Center