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    August 30, 2004    
    Contact: Craig Zachlod, (415) 884-0834


Homeland Security Training Program Offered at SSU

An informational meeting on a federally-approved homeland security training program at Sonoma State University will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2 in Room 1121 of the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center on the Rohnert Park campus.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has added SSU's Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management Program to its national college and university program list. This fall 2004, LEAD offers an array of courses for university credit leading to a recognized professional certificate in emergency management.

The program is focused on leadership and risk analysis related to natural and man-made disasters and will help community leaders reduce risk in their organizations and help to create more sustainable communities, says project director Craig Zachlod.

Increasing concerns about natural disasters and terrorism are demanding the increased attention of first responders, businesses and school communities, says Zachlod. "There is an increasing global demand for trained leaders to help prepare and protect our communities from hazards."

The Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management program is designed to prepare community leaders, public servants, business representatives, school communities and related public services organizations, as well as first responders to better understand and meet the challenges of a rapidly changing domestic and international environment.  

The coursework provides a comprehensive overview of the root causes, economic consequences and social challenges of natural and man-made disasters. Business continuity strategies during such emergencies are also a focus of the training.

For more information, contact Craig Zachlod, (415) 884-0834. For complete information about the LEAD program, visit the SSU Extended Education website for course listings and registration at



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