City of Dearborn co-hosts emergency management training workshop

DEARBORN, Mich. – The City of Dearborn on Tuesday, Aug. 18, co-hosted a special emergency management training workshop at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. The event’s other co-host was Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Taking part in the event was the latest evidence of the City’s ongoing commitment to leadership in emergency management preparedness. Numerous City staff members – including Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. – have participated in multiple training sessions and mock disaster exercises in recent years. Additionally, Dearborn police and fire personnel receive intensive training as well.
The goal of the event was to help create public and private sector understanding of their common mission to protect lives and property, and to enhance cooperative planning and response efforts during any emergency situation.
The effort helped enhance the City’s existing relationships with a variety of private sector entities, providing a more formalized training environment to build upon past successes like joint mock disaster and drills.
Participating in the workshop were: Ford Motor Company, Fairlane Town Center), Henry Ford Hospital, Oakwood Hospital, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, The Henry Ford, American Red Cross and public safety officials from a variety of venues such as Detroit Metro Airport and the U.S. Border Patrol.
Additionally, numerous City of Dearborn staff participated, including four department heads, two purchasing agents and Mark Guido, chief of staff to Mayor O’Reilly.
Mayor O’Reilly welcomed the attendees at the start the workshop, emphasizing Dearborn’s ongoing commitment to emergency training and to continued partnerships with private sector businesses.
Lunch for workshop participants was sponsored by the Taubman Corporation.

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