It is never too early to be prepared for a disaster.
Officials from The Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, The Mississippi Department of Health, Mississippi Civil Defense Emergency Management Association, Mississippi Hospital Association, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality will gather on the Gulf Coast next month to discuss various ways of responding to the disasters the state could face.
The Partners in Preparedness (PIP) Summit is held every year, bringing state agencies together to exchange ideas that could increase efficiency when serving the public in a time of need.
PIP covers various topics related to disaster response such as media communications, evacuations, use of drones for evaluations and more.
While the officials are known for their disaster response, they’ll hear numerous ideas and begin networking with citizen, non-profit, and faith-based groups that are often the first to get the ball rolling for recovery.
PIP 2017 will be held from May 30-June 1 at the Imperial Palace in Biloxi.