Saturday, September 25, 2010

Strong Red Cross Showing for CATEX

Strong Red Cross Showing

The Barre Auditorium (shown right) is just one of many locations across the state where Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteers and staff went into action today as the statewide CATEX drill continued. As mock shelters were opened in Barre and Jericho, other staff participated at the Emergency Operations Centers in Waterbury and other locations around the state. With actors playing roles as shelter residents, a wide variety of scenarios were played out. Shelter staff addressed the need for interpreters, helped an unaccompanied minor, provided disaster mental health services, assisted the press and more. Throughout, with the simulation creating cell phone blackouts, communications volunteers helped throughout. Much was learned and all volunteers put in loads of hard work. Thank you.