ProfNet Experts Available on Emergency Preparedness, Military Veterans, Fishing and Boating

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May 24, 2013, 14:15 ET from ProfNet

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Emergency Response and School Emergency Preparedness and Response
Matt Bruskotter
Assistant Dean for Environmental, Safety, Security and Emergency Management
The University of Findlay
"Events such as the recent outbreak of tornados in central U.S. level extreme hazards towards the people and communities who live in the affected areas. Additionally, long-term effects will continue to be felt by individuals and communities throughout the recovery process."
Bruskotter has over 15 years of experience in developing programs, plans and procedures for emergency preparedness and response to events such as a tornado. He's also working with both public and private organizations on the various aspects of preparedness, response, continuity of operations and recovery. He's training employees how to act as first responders. Bruskotter has conducted tabletop exercises, which have included tornado response, for personnel at schools, Fortune 100 companies and government entities. He is located in Findlay, Ohio.
Media Contact: Brianna Patterson, 

How to Help Military Members and Veterans this Memorial Day Weekend
Colonel David W. Sutherland
Co-founder and Chairman
Dixon Center
"We need to consolidate local efforts in communities and find synergies for the delivery of services or to services. We as a society need to focus on enabling veterans' potential, and not create more cookie cutter solutions. This is our mission at Dixon Center."
Easter Seals, in partnership with Dixon Center, hosts community convening sessions for its Military and Veterans Initiative in cities across the country. Leaders from military, business, education, nonprofit and healthcare arenas gather to map out critical services for area veterans, military service members, military families and the families of the fallen. They work to identify existing programs and support services, as well as determine any gaps, especially in the areas of employment and address the critical services needed to support veterans on their path to obtaining and sustaining a job, including education, housing, health, wellness and mental health programs, and family resources.
A retired U.S. Army member, Colonel Sutherland is available speak to empowering communities around helping our nation's veterans.
Media Contact: Kristen Barnfield, 

Fishing and Boating Industry 'Staycations'
Frank Peterson
President and CEO
Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, Washington, D.C.
"Eighty-one percent of Americans plan to stay at home for all or some of this year's vacation, and we are encouraging families to spend parts of their 'staycation' on the water. Nearly everyone is within an hour of a place to fish and boat, making affordable family activities that are perfect for spending time together, connecting with the outdoors and just relaxing very accessible. Whether it's for an afternoon or longer, you'll create memories that last a lifetime."
Peterson, a fishing and boating industry expert and an experienced media-trained interviewee, is available to speak about conservation, the economic impact of NFBW and the industry at large, fishing and boating among different generations, and industry and consumer trends and outlook. Peterson helps lead the push to bring awareness about boating and fishing, and can also speak to the importance of National Fishing and Boating Week and how associated license sales go to the conservation of America's water resources.
Media Contact: Ted Greener, 


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