Derek Dowsett is the Producer of the County Seat. Now entering his 11th season of the program, he has received what he considers a "Crash Course" in County Government.

There is no way to know when a disaster is going to strike but it is possible to prepare. In this episode we look at what counties do to prepare for emergencies and find out how responders coordinate so that the resources required to save lives and property get where then need to go. When you are prepared for an emergency there is the benefit that you have a plan in place and can be self sufficient but your forethought has freed up limited resources so that they can be used elsewhere.

A great resource for creating your own emergency plan is

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