DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS OUTREACH IN THE COMMUNITY
The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency's (HSEMA) Outreach and Engagement Team is committed to presenting a wide array of community engagement opportunities related to emergency preparedness. HSEMA Community Outreach Team’s mission is to provide public awareness of emergency preparedness information to District residents, businesses and visitors through community training, social media and stakeholder engagement.
The HSEMA Community Outreach Team’s responsibilities include:
Coordinating meetings, presentations, and seminars
Answering requests for information from citizens, partnering agencies and general public
Managing the Agency’s language access program and training
Serving as the Agency’s customer service unit
Conducting awareness training for new District employees through the new hire orientation
To Request a Community Outreach Event
HSEMA invites the public to become involved in HSEMA's Community Outreach programs and activities. The Community Outreach staff is always willing to visit with and to educate the public about preparing for local emergencies. To request HSEMA Community Outreach information assistance for your workplace, school, community center or house of worship, please complete the Community Outreach Event Request Form. Please know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the District’s public health emergency restrictions, these information sessions/presentations will have to be virtual.