Health Department Simulates Emergency Situation

On Thursday Sept 25, the Floyd County Health Department along with Indiana State Department of health and the Center for disease Control conducted a simulated “anthrax attack” and began simulated treatment of 75 exposed persons.  Assisting with this exercise was the New Albany Fire and Police Departments, Lafayette Twp. Fire Department, Floyd Co. EMA office, Floyd Memorial Hospital, and numerous volunteers.

The exercise was conducted at the 4H fairgrounds on Green Valley Rd. A shipment of “pseudo medication” was shipped from the CDC to local health departments via the Indiana DOT and Indiana State Police and arrived at 13:00 hrs. in New Albany and the drill began.  This drill was conducted to show the local health departments abilities to mass dispense medical counter measures in the event of a biological terror attack or a natural disaster. 

National Preparedness Month!

Week 2-September 8-14: Know How To plan for specific needs before a disaster.

After this week you will know How To:

  • Understand your emergency preparedness specific needs
  • Understand your audience and how to reach them
  • Register and practice your preparedness action on or around the National PrepareAthon! Day - September 30th, 2014 by visiting: www.ready.gov/prepare

Week 2 National Preparedness Topics: 

  • Monday, 9/8: Youth and Children, and Colleges and Universities
  • Tuesday, 9/9: Tribal Audiences
  • Wednesday, 9/10: Business
  • Thursday, 9/11: First Responders (Police, Fire, EMS, Nurses, and Public Utility)
  • Friday, 9/12: Organizations (Faith-based, voluntary and state/local/tribal)
  • Saturday, 9/13: Disabilities, Access & Functional Needs and Older Americans
  • Sunday, 9/14 Pets/animals

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