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FMU is one site of state government's Y2K readiness workshop

FLORENCE -- Francis Marion University is one of several host sites in the state for the “Y2K Consequence Management and Contingency Planning Workshop.”  The workshop, sponsored by the South Carolina Emergency Preparedness Division in coordination with the South Carolina Councils of Government, is set for Wednesday, June 2, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in FMU’s Ervin Dining Hall.

The one-day seminar is designed to provide concise and accurate Year 2000 information.  Strategies for risk identification and contingency planning will be emphasized.  Each session is expected to focus on communicating, assessing risk, prioritizing problems, and aligning resources for rapid response. 

The workshop should benefit city managers, mayors, city engineers, city planners, county administrators, health-care facilities managers, physical plant supervisors, waste-water treatment facilities managers, law enforcement officials and emergency services directors, as well as others responsible for technology-driven health and safety service systems in the Pee Dee region.

Companies and organizations planning for worst-case scenarios will share their contingency planning strategies and techniques.  Representatives from utilities, businesses, and the health care industry will be on hand to explain how their organizations are coping with the potential Y2K computer glitch.

Ten one-day workshops will be presented around the state, beginning May 27 and running through June 24.  Registration forms and the $5 fee should be mailed to the Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments, P.O. Box 5719, Florence, SC 29502.  Call the Council at 843-669-3138 for more information. 

#310 / 5/19/99

Last Published: June 24, 2004 9:16 AM
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