Volunteers Needed for Health Department Exercise

The Broome County Health Department is conducting an exercise on April 23 to test its ability to rapidly distribute medications to a large number of people. They are looking for as many volunteers as possible to act as patients. No special skills or training are required, and all individuals aged 18+ are welcome to participate as volunteers. Volunteers should report to the Broome County Arena at 12:30 PM on 4/23 and will be needed until approximately 3:30 PM. Interested volunteers should RSVP to sdubord@bccoad.org. 

Click below for the exercise flyer:

MCM Exercise Participant Recruitment Flyer

Upcoming CERT Basic Training this March

The Broome County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Basic Training Program is a community outreach program intended to provide fundamental Disaster Preparedness skills to area residents, at no cost to them. The class will prepare participants to help save and sustain lives following a disaster while they wait for help to arrive. The skills taught also apply to everyday emergencies. This course totals 24 hours, delivered one evening per week over a 7 week period.

Individual modules include: Disaster Preparedness, Pandemic Awareness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, Team Organization, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism and Animals in Disaster

All instructors are highly-qualified first responders from area Emergency Squads, Fire Departments, and Law Enforcement Agencies.

Next Class:

  • West Corners Fire Station (500 Day Hollow Road)
  • March 18 -May 9, 2015 (no class 4/8/15)
  • Disaster Simulation on Saturday, May 9, 2015
  • (Seven Wednesday evenings, and a Disaster Simulation and Graduation on Saturday morning 5/9/15.)

Registration: www.gobroomecounty.com/cert   Select Training on the CERT Menu