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Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police to Host Emergency Preparedness Training for Residents with Disabilities

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle is pleased to announce that the Melrose Police Department, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Office on Disability, will host a meeting next week to outline important tips residents with disabilities should take if an emergency were to occur.

WHEN:

Thursday, Aug. 23 from 1:30-3 p.m.

WHERE:

Aldermanic chamber in City Hall, 562 Main St.

WHAT:

Officials will lead a training on how residents with disabilities, or those who have loved ones with disabilities, can be better prepared for emergency situations.

Topics will cover a variety of possible natural and man-made situations, from a storm that leaves the region without power to a widespread fire that calls for an evacuation of community members from the city.

“This training will be a great opportunity for anyone with a disability, or for those who have a family member or friend with a disability to obtain valuable information and ask questions,” Chief Lyle said. “Our goal is for everyone to be prepared if there is an emergency in Melrose or the region.”

Attendees will also receive a go pack with essential items that might be needed during an emergency.

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