The Livingston, NJ Technology Committee will present a workshop for the community about using electronics during and following a storm or other emergency on Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 pm. 

Martin J. Chiarolanzio, the Township’s Construction Official/Zoning Officer, Fire Chief Christopher Mullin (or another representative of the Livingston Fire Department), and Technology Committee members Phil Chaiklin and Ken Nevola will participate in an informal panel conversation designed to help residents prepare for the next storm or other emergency.  After short presentations, the  bulk of the workshop will be allotted for questions and discussion with the audience.

“The meeting will provide information and ideas,” said Ellen Lazer, chair of the committee.  “The topic came up right away at our first meeting after Superstorm Sandy.  We began sharing our experiences with power outages, with the  use of  generators, how we managed our personal electronics during and following Sandy.  As we went around the room we realized that there is much to learn in order to prepare for and deal safely with a storm or other emergency. “  

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“Staying Connected will provide tips and insights about things like generators, including kinds of and how to operate them safely;  use of inverters, surge protectors, and other electronics;  cloud security; securing family and important documents; charging cell phones and computers; and more,” added member Ken Nevola.  

The meeting is open to the public and will take place at the Livingston Senior Community Center, 204 Hillside Ave.  

The Township of Livingston Technology Committee was created in 2003 in conjunction with the official town website, www.livingstonnj.org.   Ellen Lazer, webmaster of the site, is the chair of the Committee.  This year’s members are Phil Chaiklin, Oren David, Russ Jones, Paul Lichtman, Ken Nevola, and Steve Wachtel.  Michael Silverman is the Council liaison.