Departments of Emergency Management, Fire, Sheriff and Growth Management Schedule Informative Community Event in Old Dixie

The Flagler County Fire Rescue, Emergency Management, and Growth Management departments, along with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, have scheduled a community information event at Old Dixie Community Park on March 7.

“This is the second of these information events we are having this year, it’s nice to get out and meet our community,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “We have a lot of valuable information to share.”

The open house-style event scheduled for 4:30-6:30 p.m. on March 7 at the Old Dixie Community Park – 1250 S. Old Dixie Highway – will provide information on the various programs and services available to residents.

“I will provide information on home fire safety inspections and the exchange of smoke detector batteries,” said Fire Marshal Jerry Smith. “We will also answer questions about community paramedicine.”

Lord and his emergency management team will provide storm and disaster preparedness information and register attendees for ALERTFlagler notifications. Growth management staff will provide information on building floodplains and permit requirements.

“I also plan to speak on flood insurance,” said Adam Mengel, director of growth management. “Sometimes it’s necessary for a mortgage and sometimes it’s not, depending on whether you’re in a special flood zone. It’s a good idea to have it even if it’s not mandatory.

Flagler County Sheriff‘s Office Commander Mike Lutz will provide an update on the FCSO, as well as safety initiatives such as locking parked cars and tips for preventing road rage incidents.

Representatives from the East Flagler Mosquito Control District, Florida Forest Service and Flagler Volunteer Services are also expected to provide information.

“Flagler Volunteer Services will speak about the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program,” Lord said. “The East Flagler Mosquito Control District will be available to discuss mosquito control issues, as well as upcoming service improvements.”

The next in this series of informative community events will take place May 2 at the Hidden Trails Community Center.

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