Learn How the Md. Emergency Management Agency Reaches Residents Through Public Affairs Outreach

Join us as we learn how the Maryland Emergency Management Agency uses public affairs outreach to help Maryland residents on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency will discuss its public affairs outreach to help Maryland residents prepare for natural and man-made hazards and how it activates during disasters and other emergency events.


MEMA is finalizing its outreach for the upcoming hurricane season, which starts June 1.  This time of year also brings a variety of other weather issues, such as severe storms and occasional tornadoes — some of which appear with little or no warning — and the resulting flash floods.  MEMA started using Twitter to update subscribers on issues related to the inauguration of President Obama back in January, and continues to use Twitter while examining other forms of new media as part of its outreach. MEMA also will offer a tour of its facilities, including the State Emergency Operations Center (where we will meet), the 24/7/365 Joint Operations Center and the Joint Information Center.

WHERE: Maryland Emergency Management Agency – 5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136

WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 2009  – Registration and light breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.;  program and Q&A runs from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

FEES: Only $15 for BPRC members; $25 for non-members; $10 for students.  Members may bring one guest free.

TO REGISTER: Call the BPRC registration line at (410) 532-7221 or e-mail your reservation to info@bprc.net. Please include your name, company name and daytime phone number. Reservations of non-members will only be accepted when a phone number is given.

Checks made payable to “BPRC” should be mailed in advance to BPRC, 2331 Emory Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136. Reservation confirmation will be given for e-mail reservations only. Payments not made in advance must be made at the door. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.

NOTE: If you cancel after the reservation deadline, you will be responsible for the cost of the reservation. No-shows will be billed.