Portage County – The Portage County Health Department, Robinson Memorial Hospital, and Portage County Emergency Management Agency will hold an educational conference on June 17, 2014. The conference will be held at the Ravenna Elks Lodge from 11:30pm-4:00pm. Lunch will be provided. The intended audience includes Emergency Responders, MRC Volunteers, School Staff, Public Health Responders, Administrators, and Concerned Citizens.

The conference will feature information on Portage Prepares, a local resource for information on how to respond in emergencies; terrorism prevention and awareness; cyber terrorism and the threat posed to our infrastructure; and psychological 1st aid training.

The Portage County Health Department is taking the opportunity to recognize our Portage County MRC Volunteers during the conference. MRC Volunteers are part of a national network of volunteers that are organized on a local level to improve the health and safety of their communities. The Portage County MRC Volunteers have provided support in emergency preparedness and response trainings, vaccination clinics, and outreach for Portage County residents.

This conference is open to the public with limited space. For additional information or if interested in attending, please contact Becky at 330-296-9919, ext. 137.