The Madison County Health Department is gearing up for its next volunteer orientation training session as part of National Preparedness Month 2013. The agency's Emergency Response Coordinator says in a large scale disaster, additional trained volunteers will be called upon to perform a variety of duties, and not all jobs will call for a medical background.
Corps Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Paone says different skill sets will be called upon.
She says everyone from clerical helpers to dentists to journalists could be called upon in a time of need. The Madison County Medical Reserve Corps will be holding a free volunteer orientation training session on Monday, September 23 at the Health Department from 5:30-7:30pm. Registration is required by Monday, September 16. You can do so by calling 296-6096.