Zombie training a success
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On Saturday, May 4, 2013 the Boone County Health Department held a medication dispensing training at Scott High School.
The training was held to learn more about medicating our county’s population should an outbreak or threat ever occur.
To try to get more people from the community to participate, we tried to throw a little fun in the mix and make it the Zombie Apocalypse.
While we did not have many from our community participating, there were many lessons learned. The Scott High baseball team happened to be practicing and Coach Brett Kuhn was kind enough to let his team go through the dispensing clinic.
The boys and zombies did an excellent job. Many thanks go out to each of you for helping in emergency preparedness plans for our county.
There is much planning to make an event such as this work. Without community partners it would not be possible.
In a real life scenario, it could not be pulled off without the partnership of other agencies and our Medical Reserve Corps volunteers. Many thanks go out to those ready to serve our county and take care of all of us in the event of an outbreak. Thanks go out to:
• Civil Air Patrol (who came out in full uniform to help in organizing crowd control. Their discipline and command in the line of duty is to be commended.)
• Boone County Emergency Services Agency.
• Boone County Ambulance Authority.
• Madison City Police, Boone County Sheriffs Dept. and the WV State Police. The Police headed security for our medication clinic.
• Madison Jaycees. They worked in the dispensing clinic and acted as zombies. This group was ready, willing, and able.
• Boone County Medical Reserve Corps volunteers. Without them this would never be possible. They are the core of this dispensing clinic and have volunteered to assist in an emergency.
• Boone County Board of Education and Scott High School. They have allowed the usage of school property in the efforts to help protect our county.
This training was for you, our community. With unwanted events happening in our world too often, we want to be ready for you.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you can go to www.wvredi.org or call the Boone County Health Dept at 304-369-7967.
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