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Ramapo College to Hold Flood Response and Safety Training

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 15, 2013

College and community members invited to participate, April 4

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Ramapo College’s Civic and Community Engagement Center is partnering with World Cares Center to deliver a flood response and safety training workshop. It will be open to the public, including local campus and community leaders and volunteers, faith-based leaders, emergency managers, volunteer managers, VOAD members, OEM representatives and CERT members. The training will both enhance participants’ abilities to improve community flood preparedness and response capabilities for terrorist attacks and environmental disasters, as well as their capability to organize evacuations.

Many important topics will be addressed, including how to set up flood response teams, team management using the incident command system, procedures to respond safely and effectively in a coordinated manner and physical and emotional self-care during a disaster response. Training materials will be provided for each participant.

With the proper training and education, you can help save lives, lessen property damage and help set up long term recovery efforts. The flood response and safety training will also demonstrate how to approach the economic redevelopment of homes, neighborhoods, businesses and possibly even the country.

World Cares Center is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to alleviate the pain and suffering inherent in accidents and disasters by empowering individuals, strengthening communities and training local citizens, agencies and leaders to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergency situations together. Their focus is grassroots and supports local community members as resilient ready-responders working within official response systems. Collaboration is the key to their success.

Where: Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ – ASB-135

When: New date, Thursday, April 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

How to register: Visit www.worldcares.org, and click the Flood Response Training link in the right-hand column, or contact Michelle Bascome at mbascome@worldcares.org or (212) 563-7570 x203.

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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