Pomperaug District Department of Health (PDDH), serving the towns of Woodbury, Southbury, and Oxford, invites all interested residents from to join them for a free informational Shelter Operations luncheon sponsored by the District’s Medical Reserve Corps unit on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodbury’s Senior Community Center.
Guest speakers at the event include Woodbury First Selectman Gerald Stomski; American Red Cross Senior Director Natalie Dos Santos; Behavioral Health Expert Kathy Dean; Woodbury’s Director of Elderly Services, Loryn Ray; and PDDH senior staff members.
The Pomperaug Health District Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit is comprised of medical and non-medical volunteers who are called upon to assist with emergency preparedness and response efforts.
MRC volunteers participate in various trainings throughout the year, and partner with other response agencies, such as Woodbury’s Citizens’ Emergency Response Team (CERT) for simulated disaster response to keep their skills fresh.
The Woodbury Community Senior Center was the emergency shelter site for Woodbury residents during the extensive power outages due to Storm Alfred last October.
The purpose of the April 28th session is to give an overview of shelter operations, from both the local and regional levels.
Loryn Ray will recap her experience as the Woodbury Senior Center’s shelter manager and Natalie Dos Santos will conduct the Red Cross’s 3-hour Shelter Operations training.
Attendees are not obligated to volunteer with Red Cross, MRC, or CERT, but new members are always welcome.
In addition to lunch, a light breakfast will also be served. Seating is limited and registration is required.
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