Start of CEMA’s Prepare-A-Thon Week

Start of CEMA’s Prepare-A-Thon Week

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Chatham Emergency Management Agency is beginning its 2018 Prepare-A-Thon on Friday, Sept. 21.

This year, the agency is 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 the county.

CEMA is focusing on a different segment of the population each day for seven days.

“So, one section we are going to be focusing on in our class on Saturday, we’re actually going to be the first in the country to teach the class American sign language, so we’re going to be targeting directly that deaf and hard of hearing community,” said Chelsea Sawyer, Emergency Management Specialist, CEMA.

For the kick-off Friday, they are partnering with the Red Cross to teach kids at Gould Elementary about the “Pillowcase Project.” Other training sessions include pet emergency day and Spanish emergency training day on Sept. 26, where classes will be taught in Spanish. That’s happening at Savannah State University and the WTOC First Alert Weather team will be there with the Storm Chaser from 4 to 6 p.m.

All seven days of their events are hosted across the county including Saturday’s event, “Help Your Neighbor.”

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