Statewide Meeting of Pennsylvania AFR Networks

Posted on: July 19th, 2012 by Jessica Unger | AFR, Central PA, Philadelphia, PA

On June 6, 2012, the first statewide meeting of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Response was held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The meeting brought together representatives from AFR groups in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia to discuss statewide initiatives and the potential for coordinated activities. The session included presentations by Lori Foley, Vice President of Emergency Programs at Heritage Preservation, Amanda Ciampolillo, Acting Regional Environmental Officer for FEMA Region III, and Fred Boylstein, Central Area Director for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). As a result of the meeting’s discussions, action items were developed in the areas of relationship building, collaboration, and sustainability of regional and state AFR initiatives. The group hopes to build upon this successful first meeting and work to have cultural institutions incorporated into statewide emergency plans.

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