CONWAY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CHIEF GOING TO EL SALVADOR

by Christian Mower on April 27, 2012

CONWAY FIRE CHIEF AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR STEVE SOLOMON IS GOING TO EL SALVADOR TO SHARE HIS EXPERTISE IN DEALING WITH EMERGENCIES.

SOLOMON WILL BE PART OF A GROUP MADE UP OF OTHER FIRE CHIEFS, POLICE CHIEFS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE – AND NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS – GOING ON AN EXCHANGE MISSION TO THE CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRY.

SOLOMON SAYS THE NEW HAMPSHIRE GUARD TRAINS ON A REGULAR BASIS WITH ITS COUNTERPARTS IN EL SALVADOR.

THE CHIEF WAS PICKED BY THE NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD TO GO ON THE MISSION BECAUSE OF HIS EXPERIENCE DEALING WITH HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF TROPICAL STORM IRENE IN 2011.

SOLOMON SAYS HIS GROUP WILL INITIALLY SPEND ABOUT THREE DAYS IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF SAN SALVADOR HOLDING A SERIES OF CONFERENCES – BEFORE HEADING OUT TO VISIT A SMALL TOWN IN THE JUNGLE.

SOLOMON SAYS THERE WILL ALSO BE TIME FOR CULTURAL EXCHANGE.

THE CHIEF IS SCHEDULED TO LEAVE FOR THE WEEK LONG TRIP MAY 6th.