PeaceHealth hosting seminars on disaster readiness

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting a series of free seminars on disaster readiness over the next several months, led by emergency management expert Marcus Deyerin.

Deyerin, a public information officer for the Northwest Washington Incident Management Team, has a master’s in national security policy and technology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and teaches the theory and practice of emergency management at Western Washington University.

He also operates the Center for Community Readiness and Resilience.

“These seminars are not about prepping for doomsday,” Deyerin said, in a news release. “It’s about understanding what ‘being prepared’ really means, and making informed decisions to become prepared for the emergencies and disasters likely to affect our region.”

The preparedness seminars, titled “Disaster Readiness 201, ” will be held from  2-4 p.m. on every other Sunday between  Sept. 15 through Nov. 3, at the St. Luke’s Health and Education Center at 3333 Squalicum Parkway in Bellingham.

Each of the five sessions will cover practical ways to prepare for, and become resilient to, emergencies and disasters.

For more information on the series, visit the Center for Community Readiness and Resilience.

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