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Published on May 23, 2024
Clayton County Invites Residents to Strengthen Emergency Response at LEPC Meeting in RiverdaleSource: Instagram/claytoncountyga

Clayton County is revving up its emergency response protocols with a Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting slated for early June. The gathering, designed to sharpen the region's readiness for hazardous materials snafus, is open to public participation, officials confirmed.

According to an announcement on the Clayton County's website, the Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold court at 510 Hwy 138 SW in Riverdale on Thursday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The committee's mission, marrying local government efforts with industry know-how, aims to bolster cooperation among businesses, first responders, and the community at large.

Those keen to have a say, or simply listen in on the strategy session, can shoot an email to Shelita Broomfield at [email protected]. Consider this an opportunity to get clued into the county's blueprint for dealing with hypothetical hazards; or, to step into a role of public stewardship in Clayton County's quest to safeguard against potential calamities

An orchestrated effort, the Local Emergency Planning Committee serves as a nexus point, allowing residents to decode complex safety plans and voice their concerns. It's not just a meeting, it's a two-hour window into the community's pulse on preparedness. Being #Claytonconnected takes on a palpable meaning when real lives, real emergencies are at stake—so the county is urging citizens to fetch a seat at the table.