Mayor's Corner - Alan Lambert
my campaign, I made a promise to the people to work closely with
state and federal agencies for the safety and protection of the
City of Romulus. One of the most immediate opportunities for
me to address this was in the area of homeland safety and
As a police officer, I have
witnessed, firsthand, the importance of emergency preparedness
planning, and considers it a top priority. After little more
than a week on the job, I authorized key Romulus public-safety
personnel to attend a number of educational seminars.
Romulus Fire Chief David Allison
and Emergency Management Coordinator Margaret Leduc attended an
instructional program on weapons of mass destruction offered by
Wayne Country Emergency Management and Wayne Country Local
Emergency Planning on November 28, 2001. The program
consisted of a lecture on WMD that emphasized information on
anthrax, Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Postal Service
response plans and procedures, and a review of the emergency
management system supporting the Wayne Country area.
Community Emergency Management
Services, the contract medical emergency transport agency for the
city of Romulus, ,presented an information symposium that was
attended by Leduc. The highlights included a review of
recommendations from the key governmental agencies, an overview of
each local governments response configuration, and a summary of
the Community EMS disaster response plan.
Perhaps the most comprehensive
overview was a workshop co-hosted by Eastern Michigan University,
the Center for Organizational Risk Reduction, and MERC
International entitled "Terrorism in the Homeland."
National, state, and local officials joined faculty experts and
international terrorism experts, some of whom were personally
involved in the aftermath of September 11 and shared strategies
for homeland security. Accompanying the Fire Chief and the
Emergency Management Coordinator to the workshop police Chief
Charles Kirby, Executive Lieutenants Daryl Poe and James Rafalski,
and Officer Tom Ellis.
The events of September 11 have
forever changed the way Americans will view safety and security.
From our manufacturing plants to our schools and courthouses, all
organizations have a role in terrorism safety and security.
The need for preventative strategies and emergency preparation
measures are issues that will be a significant focus for me and
the people within my administration.
-Mayor Alan Lambert