LSM class learns about emer­gen­cies

Maryland Independent - - Business -

On Jan. 12, the Lead­er­ship South­ern Mary­land (LSM) Class of 2017 par­tic­i­pated in the fourth of nine ed­u­ca­tional ses­sions — Pub­lic Safety, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

The day be­gan with an in­tro­duc­tion and wel­come by fa­cil­i­ta­tor Don Bouchard (LSM ’10) at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land’s La Plata cam­pus with a pre­sen­ta­tion by Ger­ald Gar­diner, Jr. (LSM ’15) on emer­gency man­age­ment in the re­gion.

The class later toured Mary­land Fire and Res­cue In­sti­tute’s South­ern Mary­land Re­gional Train­ing Cen­ter. The train­ing demon­stra­tion was con­ducted by the La Plata Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment.

The class then toured the South­ern Mary­land Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Acad­emy in Wel­come. Capt. Richard Gray of the St. Mary’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and as­sis­tant di­rec­tor of the acad­emy, gave an in-depth tour that in­cluded a crime scene pur­suit sim­u­la­tor.

The class re­turned to CSM for a lunch panel dis­cus­sion with Calvert Sher­iff Mike Evans (R), Ma­jor Chris Becker, as­sis­tant sher­iff of op­er­a­tions in Charles, and St. Mary’s Sher­iff Tim Cameron (R).

The af­ter­noon ses­sion in­cluded an in­tro­duc­tion to the South­ern Mary­land In­for­ma­tion Cen­ter and an over­view of the Mary­land Na­tional Guard.

Lead­er­ship South­ern Mary­land is a ninemonth, tu­ition-based pro­gram and is de­signed to ed­u­cate a di­verse group of cur­rent and emerg­ing lead­ers to cre­ate part­ner­ships to meet the needs of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s coun­ties.

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