In case of a large scale emergency or disaster, residents are told to have enough supplies on hand to be able to survive for three days without making it out of your home. If disaster hits, emergency responders will have to concentrate on the seriously injured first, and those who are merely stuck but not hurt will have to wait. That is just one aspect of surviving a disaster you will learn about at an upcoming volunteer training session.
Madison County Health Department's Amy Yeager, Health Promotion Manager, says volunteers will be critical to getting through the first days of a large-scale disaster. She says more than just people with medical backgrounds will be needed.
The Madison County Medical Reserve Corps will be responsible for much of the disaster response as it relates to the possibility of communicable disease. There are training sessions a couple of times a year. To learn more about the Madison County Medical Reserve Corps, call 296-6096, or click on the e-mail link here: firstname.lastname@example.org