Bigfork Valley lunch series covers preparing for severe weather season.

4/7/2017 12:00:00 AM CENTRAL
Updated: 3/23/2017 2:08:00 PM CENTRAL
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Bigfork Valley lunch series covers preparing for severe weather season.

The third program in Bigfork Valley’s “Ten Topics Community Lunch Series” focuses on severe weather response and home emergency preparedness planning for such events.

Minnesota experiences a wide variety of weather conditions that can affect our safety and our health.  By preparing your family, your home and your car in advance and by observing precautions during times of extreme weather, you can reduce your risk of injury and health problems.  Join us for this informative April program of “Ten Topics,” a free monthly community lunch series at Bigfork Valley, as we transition into severe weather season in Minnesota. The program will be in the Bigfork Valley board room on Wednesday, April 19 at 11:45 a.m.  The program starts promptly at noon, lunch is included.

Presenters include Marlyn Halvorson, Emergency Management Coordinator with the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office and Kimberly Johnson, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and Health Education Coordinator with Itasca County Public Health.

Marlyn Halvorson has been a deputy with the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office for the past 18 years. He has been Itasca County’s Emergency Manager for the past five years and has 28 years in the public safety sector. Halvorson also has ten years’ experience as a paramedic and 20 years as a firefighter. He continues to expand on his public safety knowledge and is a leader in the public safety community.