Media release from Cook County Higher Education - June 20, 2018
Join Valerie Marasco, Director of Cook County’s Office of Emergency Management & Public Information for an informational session on emergency preparedness on Thursday, June 28 at 7PM.
Valerie Marasco's department provides leadership and communications programs to promote informed, safer and prepared communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.
Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters and public safety issues.
Through coordinated strategic communications programs, the Public Information Office informs and engages citizens, staff and the media in public safety and county government operations.
The Four Phases of Emergency Management
What activities can enhance the abilities of individual, communities, and businesses to respond to a disaster?