September is National Preparedness month and in recognition of that Cape May County will present a Disaster Preparedness Conference on Tuesday, September 21st from 10 a.m. until Noon.  The free conference which is open to the public will take place at the County Administration Building located at 4 Moore Road, exit 11 off the Garden State Parkway, in Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

Freeholder Vice-Director Ralph E. Sheets said, “National Preparedness month is a good time to remind our residents and visitors how important it is to be prepared for an emergency.”  Freeholder Sheets added, “This is the fifth year that the County is hosting a Preparedness Conference.  The first four focused mainly on Hurricane Preparedness, however, this year we are broadening the scope to bring attention to how being prepared can help in many other situations.”

The intent of the conference is to provide elected officials and the public with updated information regarding preparedness efforts in place in the county and the state. 

Participants at this year’s conference will include Sate Senator Jeff Van Drew, Charles B. McKenna, Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, Bob Martin, Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, Major Dennis McNulty, Commanding Officer of the Emergency Management Section of the New Jersey State Police and Lisa Webber, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

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