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Public Safety Training Session

June 18, 2007

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host a satellite downlink session entitled "Restoration of Lifelines", as part of its ongoing efforts to offer professional development and outreach opportunities to public safety professionals on Wednesday, June 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room.

The training session is a component of The “Live Response” series from the National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI) at St. Petersburg College in Florida.

“Live Response” is a live and interactive satellite television broadcast that features a dynamic panel discussion of experts who share their knowledge and experiences. Particpants around the country are able to submit their questions by phone, e-mail, or fax during the broadcast.

After a natural or manmade disaster, essential services may be lost. Restoration of lifelines requires identification of communities, public sector, and economic entities affected by loss of energy and infrastructure. The program explores how emergency response and recovery activities are restored and essential lifeline services for affected populations are established.

“These educational broadcasts are useful to community leaders and first responders” said Donald Eno, academic outreach coordinator at UMFK. “This particular session also will be of interest to mangers of utilities, transportaion and communication infastructure.”
 
The session is being offered through the Academic Outreach Office and the Rural Public Safety program and is free.
 
To register, contact Eno at 834-7835 and for more information visit http://www.umfk.maine.edu/academics/outreach/ (link no longer available).