Hurricane Preparedness Week continues…Day 4! Today’s topic is Inland Flooding. Flooding can cause great damage and loss of life and is the major threat from tropical cyclones for people living inland. Watch the video and read more at the link below.
Call for volunteers! For our new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Drop us a message here or contact our CERT Leader, Richard Letson, directly. You can find more information on CERT and Richard’s contact info on our website by clicking on the link below. We will be having a booth at Founders Day (June 8th) again this year, so please stop by to say hi and get more information on our Medical Reserve Corps, CERT and for you Ham Ops our Communications Team will be there with their rigs!
We are no strangers to hurricanes or severe weather, most recently having experienced hurricanes Irene and Sandy, the “Snowtober” storm and a blizzard this past winter. Preparedness is vital no matter the anticipated event. In this week’s focus on hurricanes, each day we’ll highlight information from the National Hurricane Center and Ready.gov on preparing for these storms.
For anyone interested in being a part of our Medical Reserve Corps or our future Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the required NIMS and ICS training classes are right around the corner!
Monday April 1st is the NIMS-700 course and Monday April 8th is the ICS-100 course. Both classes are free and are required of all volunteers. They start at 6:30pm in the McGinty Room at the Public Safety Building.
The classes, taught by Colonel David Gavigan, explain the chain of command system and how different agencies work together in a disaster or emergency situation. They are the foundation for all disaster response including the operation of shelters.
To register for these courses, please call Foxboro Health Department at 508-543-1207.
Also, you do NOT have to be a medical professional to be a part of the MRC or CERT!
More information on these courses can be found at the following links.