Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce - Event Information - Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

Event Name:
Anticipating the Unthinkable - Planning for what happens after a disaster

Event Type(s):
Community Event

Description:
Everything that was normal changed that day is a quote that Carly weaves into her riveting talk about what families go through during and after a mass casualty incident. Following Carly’s presentation, participants will have the opportunity to share about local and regional post disaster planning. First responders, school administrators, teachers, parents, medical and public health professionals along with community members are encouraged to attend this free event
 

Event Date:
3/3/2020

Event Time:
6:00pm

Location:
Stone Ridge Community Church
1111 Montgomery St
Decorah, IA 52101

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Details:
Carly Posey is an advocate for school safety. During the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting on December 14, 2012, the shooter entered her sons first grade classroom. After shooting his teacher and a student, the shooter stopped to reload, Carlys son ran out of the classroom to the fire station nearby. Her fourth-grade daughter remained in an art room office at the Sandy Hook School. Her two other children were at the intermediate school in Newtown - in lockdown for the entire day. Carly focuses on the recovery and mental health of her and her family. She shares how she and her husband helped their children, with different experiences that December day, recover and turn the negative events into life-long resilience. As Mission Director for The I Love U Guys Foundation, Carly travels across the county to share her story to motivate and inspire others to be active in safety planning. After Carlys presentation we will hold a brief tabletop discussion for everyone. Please invite whomever you feel would benefit from this. Please join myself and the 6B Regional Preparedness Partnership at the Stone Ridge Church (Decorah, IA) on Tuesday March 3, 2020 at 6 pm.