SURVEY AIMS TO MEASURE EMERGENCY RESPONSE KNOWLEDGE

SURVEY AIMS TO MEASURE EMERGENCY RESPONSE KNOWLEDGE

The Doña Ana County/Las Cruces Office of Emergency Management has announced the distribution of a community-wide survey aimed at measuring the public’s knowledge of emergency response capabilities in the area.

As a component of the Project Impact initiative, which is designed to make communities disaster-resistant, virtually every household in Doña Ana County will receive the survey, results of which will be compiled and analyzed to determine future public-education strategies.

“We are asking the residents of our community to take a moment of their time to complete the survey. This is a chance for everyone to have input on our future,” said Quent Pirtle, Project Impact coordinator for the Office of Emergency Management.

“The survey is simple and quick to complete and mail.” Pirtle said, adding that the surveys will be included in statements mailed by El Paso Electric Company. Only one survey per household should be returned, and postage is pre-paid.

Pirtle commended El Paso Electric for partnering with the Office of Emergency Management to make the survey available.

“The commitment on the part of El Paso Electric has been outstanding. They have provided a huge benefit to everyone who resides in Doña Ana County by assisting with this endeavor,” he said.

For more information about the survey or Project Impact, call Pirtle at (505) 647-7900. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7900.