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Release Date: 09/21/2011


Emergency Management Institute in Maryland Highlights First Responders

BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish has been recognized as a place of “best-practices” for emergency management and featured in a training program by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). The video, Emergency Management, Involving the Whole Community, features how local elected officials in Baton Rouge prepare their community and aid in the development of emergency preparedness and response programs. The ultimate goal is to show how a successful community’s program is transferrable to other communities. EMI intends to use the video as a base for an independent study course which will be available, free of charge, to the public in the near future.

The filming prominently features the Emergency Operations Center for the City-Parish. EMI collected tips, achievements, and stories through interviews with senior administrators and vital members from the private sector. Among those interviewed are Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden, public safety departments, and representatives from the medical, energy, and business communities, as well.

EMI, based in Emmitsburg, Maryland, was established in 1951 and is the official national training site for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the US Department of Homeland Security. EMI serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of emergency management training.

East Baton Rouge Parish has always strived for excellence in emergency management. Recognition by EMI is validation that the City-Parish administration and first responders are continuing to meet a higher standard in fulfilling the mission to provide the best service to citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish while serving as a model for the rest of the nation.

To view the video, click on the following link below.

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