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Valerie Marasco addresses Emergency Management in Cook County

Jun 29, 2018 12:32PM ● By Editor
From Boreal Community Media - June 29, 2018

Valerie Marasco, Director of Cook County's Office of Emergency Management and Public Information gave an interesting and informative overview of emergency preparedness on June 28th at 7:00 p.m.

She discussed the four phases of emergency management, which include:
  • Prevention/Mitigation
  • Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery
Valerie also discussed Code Red, which is a high-speed mass notification system, which is intended to keep citizens informed and safe in a true emergency.  Emergency go-kits and tips for flood, fire and severe weather were also covered during this lecture.

To learn more about her role and other resources available to Cook County residents, please go to this website:

Boreal Community Media recently launched an Emergency Preparedness Portal, which also has safety tips that are beneficial not only to visitors to Cook County, but to local residents.  

Follow this link to go to the EPP site:

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