Just days after NYC Department of Health announced a Legionnaires’ outbreak in the South Bronx, New York City’s Office of Emergency Management is rolling out its mobile office to The Bronx, tomorrow, August 4th. The Mobile office will be deployed throughout the 5 boroughs over the month of August to educate New Yorkers on preparing for emergencies and will also distribute literature on Legionnaires’ Disease.
From NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
NYC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRINGS MOBILE OFFICE TO THE BRONX ON AUGUST 4
NYC Emergency Management to open mobile offices throughout all five boroughs in the month of August
August 3, 2015 – New York City Emergency Management officials will visit the Bronx on Tuesday to discuss emergency preparedness, coordination, and planning with residents. NYC Emergency Management staff members will open a mobile office at Monsignor Del Valle Square in Hunts Point from 11 AM to 3 PM, and will give residents the opportunity to learn more about the agency’s role in educating and preparing New Yorkers for emergencies. Emergency managers will also distribute information about Legionnaires’ disease.
“NYC Emergency Management works tirelessly every day to keep New Yorkers safe and informed,” said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito. “Our mobile office hours are a new way for New Yorkers to meet and get to know the emergency managers coordinating emergency responses in New York City.”
NYC Emergency Management staff members will be on hand to distribute a range of emergency preparedness materials. New Yorkers are encouraged to stop by to learn how to be prepared for any emergency, including steps to make a plan, gather supplies, and stay informed. Residents will also learn how they can join New York City Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), a program consisting of more than 2,000 volunteers dedicated to helping their communities during emergencies.
NYC Emergency Management mobile office hours will be held from 11AM to 3 PM at the following locations:
- August 4: Bronx, Hunts Point (Monsignor Del Valle Square, 163rd Street and Hunts Point Avenue)
- August 6: Brooklyn, Red Hook (Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street at Dwight Street)
- August 12: Queens, Rockaway Beach (Beach 95th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard)
- August 18: Staten Island, St. George (Staten Island Borough Hall, Stuyvesant Street and Borough Place)
- August 25: Manhattan, Harlem (Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard)
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