Emergency preparedness meeting planned

The North Dakota Department of Health has scheduled a meeting Friday to educate the public about emergency preparedness and provide opportunity for public comment.

The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. CT in Bismarck, but the public will be able to participate through videoconference at any local public health unit in the state.

“An extensive amount of work has been done on both the state and local levels and with the private health-care sector to develop and strengthen plans to respond to public health emergencies,” said Tim Wiedrich, section chief of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Section of the North Dakota Department of Health. “An important part of planning is making sure the plans will work and are accepted by the general public. This meeting will give people a chance to learn about the work we’ve done and give us feedback.”

The meeting will start with a presentation highlighting the planning done and will conclude with time for comments. To participate in this meeting, contact your local public health unit.

For more information, contact Wiedrich at (701) 328-2270.