Friday, September 10, 2010

Catastrophic Exercise Coming Soon!

I hope everyone had a wonderful, long, relaxing weekend once the threat of Hurricane Earl passed us. A HUGE thank you to those of you that gave us your availability in case the Vermont and New Hampshire Valley Region was called upon for Hurricane Assistance.

The Catastrophic Exercise (CATEX) is coming up soon! The Red Cross will be participating in one of the largest drills ever held in the state of Vermont. Our primary participation locations are Barre where we will be setting up, managing and closing the mass care portion of the Regional Med Surge – Mass Care facility and exercising our Emergency Communications Trailer; Ethan Allen Firing Range where we will be setting up, managing and closing shelters in three mock towns as well as setting up and operating a Mobile Kitchen; the St. Johnsbury Regional Coordination Center where we will have EOC Liaison staff and the State Emergency Operations Center where we will have EOC Liaison Staff (the State EOC will be operating overnight on the 24th as well).

Some of you have already mentioned you would like to participate in passing, but in order to keep the numbers clear I would like you to send email or call me if you are interested and available if you have not already done so.

Dates/Times: Friday, September 24th, 3pm-7pm
Saturday, September 25th, 8am-4pm

The CATEX will be a great chance to participate in a Red Cross event and practice our disaster response skills! Proper Identification must be worn. I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks! –Danielle