Dec. 30, 2010
-- Susan Connolly, RN, Occupational Health Manager, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at Lowell General Hospital, recently received certification as a Massachusetts Certified Emergency Manager (MCEM). Mrs. Connolly is the first healthcare professional in the region to receive this certification, awarded by the Mass Association of Emergency Management Professionals (MAEMP) in conjunction with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).
Mrs. Connolly joins emergency management partners in the public, private, and volunteer sectors (such as fire, police, and other local and state emergency responders) who dedicate their time and efforts to the field of emergency management.
“This achievement is the result of Susan’s dedication to emergency management efforts, not only at Lowell General, but in the community, region, and state,” says Mark Boldrighini, Deputy Director of Emergency Management for the City of Lowell.
Qualifications for certification include a minimum of three years emergency management experience, a minimum of•100 contact hours in emergency management, participation in community development drills, and knowledge in all phases of emergency management. In addition, Mrs. Connolly has attended training with the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), works within the community with the Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT), and teaches classes to Community Responders on Emergency Management.