Jerome Hauer, commissioner of the NY State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, recently visited and met with Achiezer staff members and members of the executive board as a follow-up to his initial involvement with our community during Hurricane Sandy. The commissioner was presented with a token of appreciation from Achiezer in recognition of critical emergency services that he was able to provide for the Five Towns and Rockaway community.
The commissioner and his colleagues discussed various ways in which they will collaborate with and support our community, so that we can be better prepared in the event of a disaster or crisis. During his visit to Yeshiva Darchei Torah, the commissioner made several recommendations, and plans to follow up with ideas that will strengthen the safety and security of the schools in our community. v