National Preparedness Month Theme is “Plan Now, Work Together, Be Ready”

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Guam – Guam Homeland Security and the Office of Civil Defense invites all residents and visitors to join them on Saturday, September 25, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Agana Shopping Center for the 7th Annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) Grand Finale.

 This year’s theme, PLAN NOW. WORK TOGETHER. BE READY.  Planeha På’go. Fandanña’macho’cho’. Na’listo Hao, calls for action from all residents to take a proactive approach and commit to being ready now.

As in past years, the NPM Grand Finale will allow our local first and emergency responders an opportunity to showcase specialized equipment and vehicles that will be deployed to support any disaster or event.  Several of the island’s response organizations will be on hand to provide information on emergency communications, educational opportunities and other disaster and emergency tips.

This year’s scheduled line up will feature live demonstrations by the Guam Police Department and the 2nd Annual Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Rodeo, allowing all those have completed the CERT program to compete in teams against each other using the skills they’ve been trained on.

 

 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

1000 HRS 724TH AEROMEDICAL STAGING FLIGHT

HEALTH SCREENING/COUNSELING OPENS

1100 HRS PA’A TAOTAO TANO/ PA’A AMERICORPS

BENIDISION – BLESSING OFFICIAL START EVENT

AMERICAN RED CROSS

CPR DEMO/LESSONS BEGINS – CONTINUES ALL DAY

1130 HRS CENTER STAGE

KIT PRESENTATION

NPM POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

1200 HRS LIVE DEMO PARKING LOT

GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT

K9 BOMB DETECTION DEMO

1230 HRS LIVE DEMO PARKING LOT

2ND ANNUAL CERT RODEO

1315 HRS CENTER STAGE

HERO’S 5K EQUIPMENT PRESENTATION – GWHS

CEDDAR’S GUIDEBOOK PRESENTATION

1400 HRS CENTER STAGE

RESPONDER WAVE CHECK PRESENTATION

AMERICAN RED CROSS

CERT RODEO TROPHY PRESENTATION

ALL DAY                   LIVE DEMO PARKING LOT

GUAM HOMELAND SECURITY MOBILE COMMAND POST

GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT HIGHWAY PATROL/ SWAT

GUAM NATIONAL GUARD 94TH CST COMMAND VEHICLE WITH SATTELITE

USCG AND OIL SPILL RESPONSE TRAILER

GOVGUAM INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS SUITE