Levin Meets with Delta County Emergency Management Official at Washington Homeland Security Summit

Thursday, May 25, 2006

WASHINGTON – Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., today met with Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Berbohm to discuss public safety and emergency management issues facing Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The meeting was part of a homeland security summit hosted by Senate Democrats.

“It is critical that we remain vigilant in the fight to prepare for any and all emergencies,” said Levin. “Today’s homeland security summit is especially important for the U.P., given the huge area there is to cover and the constant threat of severe weather, and I am pleased to be able to have an open dialogue with a community leader like Bob Berbohm.”

The homeland security summit brought lawmakers, policy experts and local leaders to Washington to discuss smart and tough ways to protect America. The summit included panel discussions on how to improve communications during a crisis and more effectively prepare for domestic emergencies.

Bob Berbohm also serves as the Captain of Escanaba Public Safety and has been instrumental in security preparedness projects for the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District. He was in Washington to participate in the summit at the invitation of Senator Levin.