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Collin College Invites The Public To Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Sept. 11, 2009 – The public is invited to bring a lunch and join Collin College students, faculty and staff at an informational training workshop from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., in Plano.

People, Get Ready! is a free emergency preparedness event presented by the City of Plano Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and the Collin County Department of Homeland Security.

The workshop will present the hazards that trigger emergency situations including weather, industrial chemicals, biological weapons and agents, nuclear/radiological dangers, hazardous materials, epidemics/pandemics, terrorism and holiday emergencies. 

The facilitators also will share strategies for preparedness, including a personal safety plan and caring for those with special needs. Sheltering-in-place and evacuation options will be discussed in addition to important resources and websites on preparedness.

Service-learning and volunteer opportunities in emergency preparedness and response will be also presented.

For more information, contact the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement at 972.881.5927 or e-mail

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.