The 6th annual Rural County Summit in Havana, Fla. is tomorrow through Thursday at Florida Public Safety Institute with a focus on terrorism preparedness and response. This Summit is specific to the needs and resources of rural counties.
More than 350 law enforcement professionals, emergency management and first responders from throughout the Florida Panhandle are attending the event. The Rural County Summit gives law enforcement and first responders the opportunity to learn from emergencies that have happened in other areas of the country.
Sessions include case studies from the Pulse Nightclub attack, Ft. Lauderdale International Airport shooting, San Bernardino shooting and Baton Rouge officer ambush. Speakers include Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie, East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, and Broward County Undersheriff Steve Kinsey.
A Summit focusing on the specific needs of rural communities was the idea of Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young. The Summit is organized by the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with United States Attorney Christopher Canova, Florida Sheriff’s Association, North Florida Regional Domestic Security Task Force and the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
Reporters are invited to attend opening remarks of the Summit.
What: The 6th Annual Rural County Summit Opening Remarks
When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Where: Florida Public Safety Institute
Address: 215 Academy Drive, Havana, Florida.