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St. William's, Knights Of Columbus, Town Of Tewksbury Join Forces For Community Emergency Preparedness Educational Event

Oct 19, 2018 01:57PM ● By Bill Gilman
Atty. Paul King

 For the first time, Tewksbury Town Departments will join forces with St. William's Church and the Knights of Columbus to present a Community Emergency Preparedness Educational Event.
According to David Joyce, one of the organizers, the event will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus on Route 38.
The event will be structured as an "expo" with multiple booths and stations with information and demonstrations going on throughout the afternoon and evening.
The event is free to the public and is appropriate for all ages.

Topics that will be covered at this event:

Opioid/Substance Abuse – Maria Ruggiero
Hidden In Plain Sight Display

Emergency Communications – Chief Sheehan has arranged for a 911 Dispatcher to attend
CodeRED sign-ups and recommended mobile apps

CPR/First Aid – Ray Barry
Hands-Only CPR Training

Utility Safety – KOC Member
Locate and tag utility shut-offs, downed line safety

Emergency Power – KOC Members and possible Dept. Chief Vasas
gas and solar powered generators, safe usage of and proper storage of gasoline, carbon monoxide dangers

Food Safety – Health Department
how long can refrigerated/frozen food remain safe during a power outage, expiration dates

Prescription Preparedness – Ginny Peron (retired CVS Pharmacist)

Options for getting prescriptions filled during an emergency, what meds to take with you if evacuating your residence

Pet Preparedness – Kathy Walsh and ACO Ashley Chmiel
Pet safety and supplies needed during an emergency

Emergency Preparedness – Deacon Tom Walsh (St. Williams) and Elaine Walsh R.N. (Tewksbury public Schools)
Materials for a 72-hour kit

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