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 Emergency Response Coordinator Debra Tscheschlok says volunteers will be critical to getting through the frst days of a large-scale disaster.
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 will be a volunteer orientation training session on Monday, April 29 at the Health Department from 5:30-7:30pm. Registration is free, but is required by next Monday, April 22. You can do so by calling 296-6096.