***POSTPONED to MAY 14, 2020*** Community Meeting - April 6, 2020 on Business Continuity Planning for Pandemic Events
***POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A CALL TO ACTION!
The West Maui Taxpayers Association, Inc. (WMTA), is continuing to advocate for Emergency Planning for our Isolated Community with elevated concerns prompted by the threats associated with the CoronaVirus.
Failing to plan is planning to fail has been an axiom taken to heart in our isolated community when emergencies occur. We are subject to unprecedented challenges to receive acute life saving care and all too often have suffered tragic outcomes too painful to describe.
In emergencies, our options are limited and our challenges heighted by the threat of the corona virus threat. It’s already a serious risk to live in West Maui over an hour away from access to an Emergency Room for life saving acute care. It’s obvious that this new threat illustrates things are worse when pandemic healthcare threats present themselves.
We have scheduled an community meeting event with an Expert on Pre-pandemic planning and preparations on Monday, April 6that the West Maui Kanoa Senior Center at 5pm. Dr. Dennis Terpin, an Expert in Emergency Planning. He has planned a special follow up Business Continuity Planning workshop for Pandemic Events the WMTA will sponsor the following day on April 7, 2020 from 8 am to 12 Noon; to help you to develop your own Pandemic Policy using a template he will provide to all who register for it by contacting him at www.Safety1hawaii.com. (Info. - Dennis Terpin at Ua446@aol.com – 630-699-7171)
This Community event on Monday, April 6that the West Maui Kaunoa Senior Center, (788 Pauoa St. Lahaina) is free of charge and open to all.
More information on this Event can be found on our website at www.westmaui.org
Contact : WMTA President, Joseph D Pluta 808-661-7990
Printed in the WMTA February 2020 Newsletter (click here for full newsletter)
Emergency Planning Update – Joseph D. Pluta
The WMTA has been seeking the engagement of the West Side Community to be a part of our preparedness for Emergencies and disasters. The recent acknowledgement of needed improvements to the Maui Emergency Management Agency as a result of the After Action Report review by Mayor Victorino has encouraged us to continue to involve community members into the action plan. We have scheduled a Community Engagement Meeting for our Community preparedness on Monday, April 6th, 5:00 pm at the West Maui Senior Center Social Hall. We will be contacting those who have previously participated in our planning efforts by phone and email from prior attendance records. If you want to be part of this preparedness effort, please contact us at wmta@Maui.net, or by phone at 808-661-7990.
We are in the process of enhancing Maui Taxpayer Association's West Maui Emergency Plan. We need your help to evaluate the skills and capabilities of the West Maui Ohana. We would like to know the resources that can be utilized; In the event that West Maui becomes impacted or isolated. If you have a skill (Active or Retired PD, Fire, EMT, CEO, Nurse, Craft or just about anything else); we would like to know.
Please fill out the form (click here) if you want to be part of our West Maui Ohana resources. There is no commitment at this time just seeing how we can help.
The subject of our next Emergency Planning Meeting will be “Assessing our Capacities”
Place: West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St, Lahaina, HI 96761
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