County commissioners and elected officials from both the cities of Stockbridge and Hampton, along with members of the Henry County Government leadership team, took part in a Senior Officials Workshop for all Hazards Preparedness.

The day-long training was held on December 12 at the Henry County Emergency Operations Center and was conducted by Jay Moeller and Don Ogden with Texas A&M, on behalf of the United States Department of Homeland Security. Topics and exercises included strategic planning, crisis communication, policy decisions, integrated relationships and other topics regarding emergency preparedness.

Participants had an opportunity to work on escalating scenarios, and learn new techniques for response and preparedness, along with the importance of policy-making in emergency preparedness.