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What Would You Do? Prepared in Leadville
“Look for the helpers!” was something Mr. Fred Rogers would say to children during times of trouble on his beloved 1970s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood TV program. His message is even more relevant in today’s world. And if Mr. Rogers was correct, then there’s something you can do to help.
This Friday, June 16 consider participating in the “Emergency Exercise” from 5 -8 p.m. at the Lake County Intermediate School. Your cooperation doesn’t require much, but helps local emergency responders and health care providers valuable hands-on training with real people. It’s kinda like being in an actor in a play!
Here’s the emergency scenario that will play out later this week. Have you ever seen the news about a critical, unexpected health outbreak and wondered what would happen in Leadville? Friday’s dispensing exercise will allow the Lake County Public Health Agency to test their capability of providing lifesaving medication to the community in the event of a real-world situation that involves an outbreak.
On June 16, 2017 at the Lake County Intermediate School – Lake County Public Health Agency, Lake County Government, Lake County Office of Emergency Management, St. Vincent Hospital, Lake County Sheriff, Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue, Sol Vista Health and the American Red Cross will be participating in a full-scale Public Health Emergency Dispensing exercise to ensure Lake County’s ability to meet the community’s needs and enhance response procedures during a health crisis.
There will also be emergency responders available to answer questions and address community concerns. The local crews are asking for participation from the Leadville community in order to make this training session work to the best of its intention! So to entice cooperation, there will be food, raffles, prizes, and childcare. Please help local emergency responders be prepared.
The Lake County Office of Emergency Management provides the opportunity to sign up for emergency alerts to your phone: HERE. You do not need to sign up for these alerts if you have a land line, but if your main phone service is by cell, you might consider signing up for these alerts. You can also stay connected on the LCOEM Facebook Page.