Johnson County Emergency Management & Homeland Security in conjunction with Johnson County Park and Recreation District is offering a free training and education event called “Playing It Safe – The Severe Weather Symposium for Outdoor Youth Recreation Providers”. This free event will be held January 29, 2011, from 8:30AM – 3:00 PM at the Johnson County Community College’s Regnier Center (12345 W 111th St).
“From playgrounds to beaches, golf courses to marinas, ball fields to race courses, weather is becoming an increasing concern for participant safety and risk management” said Nick Crossley, Director of Johnson County Emergency Management & Homeland Security, “This type of event is critical to continue to improve the overall preparedness of our community.”
Experts from throughout the Kansas City Metro region will discuss the efforts that outdoor youth recreation providers should undertake to ensure the safety and well-being of all athletes, coaches, parents, and spectators during a severe weather event.
This training opportunity is available to outdoor recreation providers including facility owners and operators, coaches, league organizers, and event planners. The “Playing It Safe” symposium is available for free thanks to the fine support of the Johnson County Citizen Corps, KCP&L, National Weather Service and Swiss Re.
Although the event is free, registration is limited. To register for the “Playing It Safe” symposium, the public can call 913-831-3359 and use reference code 11-8532-145-01.