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Partnering for Preparedness - Author Talk with Andrew Roszak at Mary Riley Styles Library

[Falls Church, Virginia] – As National Preparedness Month approaches, an exceptional opportunity awaits individuals and business leaders seeking to bolster their readiness for emergencies and disasters. Two Falls Church based organizations, the Mary Riley Styles Library and the Institute for Childhood Preparedness have partnered together to present an illuminating evening with renowned author and Executive Director, Andrew Roszak. The event promises to offer actionable strategies and firsthand wisdom from Mr. Roszak's extensive career dedicated to community preparedness.

Andrew Roszak has dedicated his entire professional journey to aiding communities in their quest for readiness, response, and recovery from emergencies and disasters. His invaluable experience spans a diverse spectrum, covering general emergency preparedness, active shooter readiness, and disaster recovery. A former firefighter-paramedic and a recovery worker in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and attorney, Roszak's unique perspective is deeply rooted in real-life lessons.

Join us for an engaging author chat, where Roszak will delve into his trio of books centered around preparation for the unforeseen. This event is an exclusive opportunity to glean insights from a distinguished expert who has made it his mission to equip families and businesses with the knowledge to effectively navigate crises. Roszak's books transcend theory; they are enriched by his practical background, ensuring readers receive not only guidance but also genuine understanding.

Event Highlights:

  • Date: September 26, 2023

  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm Eastern Time

  • Location: Mary Riley Styles Library, Falls Church, Virginia

  • Keynote Speaker: Andrew Roszak, acclaimed author and Executive Director of the Institute for Childhood Preparedness


  • Actionable tips for safeguarding families and businesses during emergencies

  • Strategies to enhance general preparedness, active shooter readiness, and disaster recovery plans

  • Insights drawn from personal experiences as a firefighter paramedic and recovery worker

In a world where uncertainty looms, don't miss this golden opportunity to learn from one of the foremost authorities in disaster preparedness. Whether you're an individual striving to protect your loved ones or a business leader determined to fortify your organization, Roszak's insights will inspire you to take proactive measures.

About the Institute for Childhood Preparedness: The Institute for Childhood Preparedness is a Falls Church based organization with worldwide reach. The Institute is committed to advancing the state of emergency and disaster preparedness in communities. Through insightful programs, resources, and expert guidance, the Institute empowers individuals, families, and businesses to effectively navigate challenges and emerge stronger in the face of adversity. To date the Institute has trained over 150,000 individuals across the world on emergency preparedness and active shooter readiness and response.

Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared!

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