Rose State Hosts Emergency Management Speaker Series Published February 7, 2018

Emergency Management Team“The Disaster Next Door”
Educating on Disasters and Weather Awareness for 2018

Midwest City, Okla. – Experts with experience in disasters ranging from tornadoes to bridge collapses will take part in a seven-week speaker series hosted at Rose State College. The series titled, “The Disaster Next Door” will bring in subject matter experts to talk about their specific experience with natural and man-made events that have shaped Oklahoma in one way or another.

Speakers will present every two weeks from February through May on the Rose State campus from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

“Emergencies occur regularly in Oklahoma and across the country,” stated Jackie Wright, Rose State Emergency Management Professor. “Understanding why things happen the way they do, and more importantly, what YOU can do about them, are the first steps toward survival during a disaster.”

Event dates and topics will include:

  • February 22, 2018 – Emergency Operation Center Overview: How the Experts Prep for Severe Weather
  • March 15, 2018     Wildfires: Know the Risk
  • March 29, 2018     Killer Hurricanes
  • April 12, 2018        The Oklahoma City Bombing:  Measures Taken Since 1995
  • April 26, 2018        When Tornadoes Strike
  • May 10, 2018         I-40 Bridge Collapse: This is Not the First Time its Happened
  • May 24, 2018         9/11, From Ground Zero

The hour-and-a-half long speaker sessions will be FREE to the public. Community members, students and emergency management experts are welcome to attend. No registration is required.

The goal of the speaker series to create a more informed community about how to the experts prepare for disasters and what each citizen can do to better protect themselves in an emergency.

Rose State is partnering with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management to host the speaker series.

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