The 6B Preparedness Partnership Healthcare Coalition is sponsoring “Anticipating the Unthinkable: planning for what happens after a disaster” in Decorah Tuesday, March 3.
The free presentation is at 6 p.m. at Stone Ridge Community Church, 1111 Montgomery St., Decorah and is for community members, teachers, school officials, first responders and health professionals.It features Carly Posey, parent of students who survived the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and now the mission director for the I Love You Guys Foundation.
Posey tells her story of no one being prepared for what happened inside Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. She shares what went wrong and right on that day and the days and years to follow.
She also shares her perspective on the events and how a community can be proactive and be prepared for the unthinkable. Posey gives real solutions on school safety, reunification and recovery in the aftermath. And she shares her journey through the unthinkable, focusing on relationships and the positive outcomes.
Posey has spoken to thousands of community members and is honored to have a part in improving school safety.
Lindley Sharp, Bremer County Health Department administrator and chairperson for the 6B Preparedness Partnership, said, “No one can say that their community is immune to an event like what happened in Newtown, Conn. We all play a part in understanding how we can be better prepared to respond and recover from mass casualty events which are tragically becoming all too common in our world today.”
For more information on the “Anticipating the Unthinkable” presentation, contact the 6B Preparedness Partnership Grant Coordinator, Lisa Sesterhenn, at 319-415- 8314 or Sean Snyder, Winneshiek County Emergency Management coordinator, 563-387-4095 or 563-419-2553, or
[email protected]

6B Partnership
The 6B Preparedness Partnership is a healthcare coalition serving the counties of Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Fayette, Grundy, Howard and Winneshiek. Core partners include Emergency Management Agencies (EMA), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), hospitals and local public health agencies.
The “I Love U Guys” Foundation was started in 2006 by Ellen and John-Michael Keyes following a school shooting that took the life of their daughter, Emily. The Foundation is committed to school and community safety, and family reunification following a crisis. Its programs have been implemented by more than 30,000 schools, agencies and organizations across the United States and Canada.