FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2014
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Port Washington-Manhasset OEM & Town of North Hempstead Strengthen Ties to Protect Peninsula
North Hempstead, NY – Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Peter Forman, Commissioner of the Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management (“PWM OEM”) announced this week that the Town of North Hempstead and PWM-OEM met recently to re-affirm and expand their joint commitment to serve the Port Washington-Manhasset peninsula in the event of emergencies and for important community matters.
Both organizations agreed to share their respective resources in a comprehensive and efficient way that will allow for enhanced training of volunteers, inter-organizational communications, joint lobbying for resources, support for NorthShoreAlert.org, and sharing of best-practice methodologies between the two entities.
"We are very pleased to work cooperatively with the PWM OEM, to share our resources and learn from each other," Supervisor Bosworth said. "The PWM OEM's successes and its strong local presence will make access to the Town's wide array of emergency training opportunities extremely efficient and will benefit the residents. By working closely together, we can make the Port Washington-Manhasset peninsula safer."
Commissioner Forman echoed those sentiments and said, "By working more closely with the Town, we will be able to serve the residents of the peninsula at even higher levels than in the past. The PWM-OEM is battle-tested and has proven its worth to the community."
In addition to Commissioner Forman and Supervisor Bosworth, also attending the meeting were Plandome Manor Mayor, Barbara Donno and Sands Point Deputy Mayor, Marc Silbert, both representing PWM OEM and their villages as well as TNH Public Safety Commissioner, Andrew DeMartin.
About PWM OEM: The Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management (pwmoem.org) represents the municipalities and residents on the Port Washington-Manhasset peninsula.