Adcock attends quake conference
Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 5:00 pm
Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services director Rob Adcock recently met with the Timothy W. Manning, a staff member of FEMA administrator Craig Fugate at the annual EERI National Earthquake Conference in Memphis.
Manning pledged that FEMA will work with the agency to serve the northwest Tennessee community. He was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate as the deputy administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Protection and National Preparedness in May 2009. He is responsible for preparing the nation to protect against, prevent, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and natural disasters.
While there, Adcock was updated by world scientists from United States Geological Survey, the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium, URS, Stanford University, University of British Columbia, U.S Geological Survey and Technical University Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Plans for a public awareness month are under way to promote NTDS and its many free services, including house fire assistance, large scale disaster sheltering, disaster education and preparedness, and strong support for the community and the military families of the area.
The Union City office is located at 1260 East Highway 22 and can be reached 24 hours a day at (731) 592-3947. Published in The Messenger 4.18.12