This is National Preparedness month, and the Madison County Health Department is encouraging local residents to prepare for disasters of both the natural and man-made variety. The agency's Emergency Response Coordinator says in a large scale disaster where the potential for infectious disease exists, additional trained volunteers will be needed to help get antibiotics or vaccines to the public.
Debra Tscheschlok says one of their goals is to get everyone thinking about being prepared for disaster.
The Madison County Medical Reserve Coprs will be holding a volunteer orientation training session on Monday, September 24 at the Health Department from 5:30-7:30pm. Registration is required by next Monday, September 17. You can do so by calling 296-6096.