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The 2018 Chatham County Prepare-A-Thon is unlike anything we have seen in the past. This year, we are focusing on the people of Chatham County. Each day will be devoted to a different segment of the population to ensure they are prepared for ALL of the hazards that can affect our county. Events that are open to the public will have links to registration pages; registration is highly encouraged. 

¿Está su familia preparada? Para información en español sobre el Día de Entrenamiento Para Emergencias, desplácese hacia abajo en la página hasta encontrar el día cinco. 

Day One

Friday, September 21st: Youth Emergency Preparedness

Pillowcase Project

Today, we will focus on the children in Chatham County. We are partnering with Gould Elementary School to bring the American Red Cross Pillowcase Project to grades 2-5. Our goal is to teach 500 children about hurricanes and home fire safety.

Day Two

Saturday, September 22nd: Help Your Neighbor

Today, we are hoping to teach hundreds of Chatham County residents how they can assist one another during an emergency event. We are teaching the FEMA course, "You Are The Help, Until Help Arrives" THREE TIMES!

Be a Hero, NOT a Bystander!
10AM-12PM Tybee Island YMCA Gymnasium 204 5th St. Tybee Island, GA Register
1PM-4PM* West Chatham Baptist Church 1360 S. Rogers St. Pooler, GA Register
4PM-6PM Moses Jackson Community Center 1410 Richards St. Savannah, GA Register

* This class will be taught in American Sign Language

To learn more about the class, click here to download a PDF.

Day Three

Monday, September 24th: Youth Emergency Preparedness

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Today, we will again focus on the children in Chatham County. We are partnering with Pulaski Elementary School to bring the American Red Cross Pillowcase Project to grades 2-5. Our goal is to teach 500 children about hurricanes and home fire safety.

Day Four

Tuesday, September 25th: Praise and Preparedness

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CEMA, along with FEMA, the FBI and GEMA, present the first ever Praise and Preparedness Festival at Compassion Christian Church (55 Al Henderson Blvd.) from 10 am-5 pm. This is geared towards faith-based leadership, but all are welcome to attend.

What Will You Learn?
  • How to engage your House of Worship in emergency and community preparedness initiatives.
  • How to prepare your congregation for an active shooter incident.
  • How your House of Worship could be used as an emergency shelter during a large scale disaster.
  • How to bring classes and workshops to your congregation.

Register for the Praise and Preparedness Festival

To learn more about this event and to see an agenda, click here.

Day Five

Wednesday, September 26th: Spanish Emergency Training Day

Spanish Training

La Agencia de Administración de Emergencias del Condado de Chatham, Savannah State University y el Departamento de Policía de Savannah presentan por primera vez en español un Día de Entrenamiento Para Emergencias. Varios cursos de preparación para emergencias serán ofrecidos completamente en español. El objetivo es ayudar a la comunidad Hispana en Savannah a prepararse para eventos desastrosos.

Programa

12 pm - 2 pm Usted es la Ayuda Hasta que la Ayuda Llegue

2 - 4 pm Preparación en el evento de un Tirador Activo

4 - 6 pm Preparando a los Niños - Conociendo los Vehículos de Emergencia

6 - 8 pm Usted es la Ayuda Hasta que la Ayuda Llegue

CEMA , Savannah State University's Hispanic Heritage Festival, and Savannah Police Department have partnered together to bring the first ever Spanish Emergency Training Day! We will be teaching several emergency courses entirely in Spanish to help residents prepare for both natural and man-made disasters!

The event will run from 12 pm- 8 pm at the Coastal Georgia Center (305 Fahm St).

Schedule
  • 12PM-2PM: You are the Help Until Help Arrives
  • 2PM-4PM: Active Shooter
  • 4PM-6PM: Child Preparedness - Touch a Truck Event
  • 6PM-8PM: You are the Help Until Help Arrives
All Classes Are Taught Exclusively in Spanish!

Register for This Event

To learn more about this event, download this PDF. En Espanol? Spanish Flyer.pdf

Day Six

Thursday, September 27th: Pet Emergency Preparedness Day

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CEMA, Chatham County Animal Services, and the Humane Society of Greater Savannah are partnering to have a Low-Cost Microchip and Rabies Vaccine Event! Join us on September 27th from 2pm-6pm at 7211 Sallie Mood Drive.

Rabies vaccines, and county registration, will cost only $10.

Microchips will cost only $20

All dogs and cats four months of age, and older, are required to be vaccinated against rabies and should be registered with the County. On September 27, Chatham County Animal Services will provide 1-year vaccines and will register your animal on site.

To learn more about this event, view our Pet Preparedness Flyer

Day Seven

Friday, September 28th: Ask the Experts

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From 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm on September 28th, you have the opportunity to ask the experts YOUR questions! We will have representatives from CEMA, the National Weather Service, Local Media Stations, Georgia Power, the Georgia Insurance Commission, Chatham County Public Health, Animal Services, Department of Engineering & Public Works.

To learn more about this event, view the Telethon Flyer.


Last Updated: August 31, 2018 1:23 PM

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