The only difference between adventure and disaster is preparedness.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Curious how local public health responds to emergencies?

Cowlitz and Wahkiakum County Health Departments will be conducting an emergency exercise on Thursday, May 23rd and volunteers are wanted. Public health staff will be working together on setting up and running a community Point of Distribution (POD). PODs are needed in communities when a large amount of people need to receive important medication to prevent illness in a very short amount of time.

Volunteers must be 18 years or older, and be willing to navigate through the POD multiple times over the course of about 2 hours. Volunteers do need to register to participate. To find out more information, please contact Cowlitz County Department of Emergency Management at 577-3130 or at by May 17th. 

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