On July 6 at 11 a.m., the Acushnet Council on Aging along with the Acushnet Office of Emergency Management will host an Emergency Preparedness Workshop by Doug Forbes of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

Mr. Forbes will provide information on emergency preparedness, how to put together an emergency supplies kit and develop a family emergency plan. Many helpful publications will be provided free of charge.

Mr. Forbes has worked for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency for 33 years and he currently serves as a Local Coordinator for MEMA, Region II. He has also served as MEMA’s Individual Assistance Officer and Assistant Public Information Officer. Doug has assisted with disaster response and recovery during Hurricane Gloria, Hurricane Bob, the Berkshire Tornado, and many floods and winter storms. He is currently working on certification for Local and Regional Emergency Planning Committees throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.

Following Mr. Forbes' presentation, there will be a short question-and-answer period with local Emergency Management officials regarding local action that can be taken during an emergency.

The Acushnet Council on Aging is located at 59 South Main Street in Acushnet. For more information on this exciting event please contact COA Director Paula Rossa-Clapp at 508-998-0280.