Chapter 717 former Chaplain, the late Bill Kennedy, says he chose Venice for his retirement home because his years of research in his career with the Department of the Navy Weather Service revealed that hurricanes have not made landfall in Venice for years.
Sarasota County Emergency Management Chief Ed McCrane, Jr. can pin that date down to the year of 1947. Mr. McCrane would know. He has served Sarasota County as Emergency Management Chief since 2005 and directs and oversees emergency response to fires, storms, disasters and emergencies. He is certified as a Florida Professional Emergency Management Chief since 2005 and directs and oversees emergency response to fires, storms, disasters and emergencies. He is certified as a Florida Professional Emergency Manager (FPEM) and prior to his work with the County was awarded the Florida Distinguished Service Medal for his role as coordinator during emergencies for 30 Florida counties for the Florida National Guard.
He will bring us up-to-date information on Sarasota County Emergency Management and Hurricane Preparedness and present the County protection plan including contact information at our June 15th Luncheon Meeting.
Bring your “what if” and “what do I do and when” questions for our speaker who will answer how you can develop an emergency plan suited for your health, mobility issues, and location. Learn how to plan and prepare now to alleviate concerns for a scary situation.
Linda L. Braswell 2nd Vice President and Program Chair
front, L-R: Linda Braswell, Terry Greenwood, Sandy Walker, Dan Cornell/p>
rear, L-R: Jane Lemley, Steve Shoub, Nancy Cornell