First UH emergency management town hall deemed a success
The University of Houston Emergency Management Bureau of the
Department of Public Safety conducted its first Emergency
Management Town Hall on Sept. 12.
September was National Preparedness Month and the University of
Houston wanted to get out there and educate the campus community
on how to make a plan, build a kit and stay informed.
Presentations by the Emergency Management Bureau, Harris County,
City of Houston, National Weather Service, UH Fire Marshal’s
Office and the UH Police Department were offered at the Town
The agencies hosted numerous information tables with
preparedness and outreach information on how to stay prepared
for just about any type of emergency. Participants were able to
pick up flashlights, brochures, preparedness DVDs and much more.
Participants came from as far away as Pasadena to receive
information and to learn something new. Members of the Student
Government and Staff Council gathered information for the
Joe Mendez, M.P.A., M.S., Director of Emergency Management
noted, “We had a great turnout. My staff – Kelly Boysen and
Ginger Walker – make collaboration an art and will make next
year’s event even better, with a focus on networking and