Friday, September 24, 2010

Vermont Avenue Blocked by VA Emergency Response Vehicles

Vermont Avenue Blocked by VA Emergency Response Vehicles

VA Displays Preparedness Efforts

WASHINGTON (Sept. 24, 2010) - Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) is showcasing state-of-the-art emergency mobile facilities as part
of National Preparedness Month (NPM). The mobile facilities-an
ambulance/bus, pharmacy, Vet Center, and Emergency Nutrition Unit-are on
display in front of VA headquarters on Vermont Avenue, which has been
blocked off for the event. Tours of the mobile facilities are available
for reporters.

Additionally, preparedness information will be shared with employees,
contractors and visitors. These activities offer and encourage specific
steps for individual, neighborhood, and community preparedness.

What:     Learn about VA's emergency mobile facilities and VA's role in
Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Who:      VA leadership and employees & the public

When:     Sept. 24, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where:    Department of Veterans Affairs

810 Vermont Ave. NW

Washington, D.C. 20420

Background: National Preparedness Month (NPM) is sponsored by the Ready
Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Advertising Council.
NPM is held each September to encourage Americans to take simple steps
to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities.
September 2010 is the seventh annual NPM.

Contacts: Katie Roberts, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or 202-461-4982

Drew Brookie, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or 202-461-5133

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