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June Guest Lecture- Emergency Management

Cook County Higher Education

Join Valerie Marasco, Director of Cook County’s Office of Emergency Management & Public Information for an informational session on emergency preparedness. Her 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 Office of Emergency Management & Public Information is responsible for: Developing and maintaining required emergency plans Providing central coordination of County government, volunteer and business entities related to emergencies Assesses the emergency services needs for the population and acts as central coordination and resource for emergency services Is the local liaison to MN Homeland Security & Emergency Management and FEMA Providing central coordination for internal and external County communication and media relations programs Administering the E-911 addressing and road naming system Managing the Emergency Operations Center Supervises the Firewise Program Serves as the Public Information Officer for Cook County Sheriff’s Office and County government

Date & Time
  • June 28, 2018
  • 7:00PM - 8:30PM
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