User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Grundy County To Participate In Red Cross Disaster Drill
Posted by Tom on 2014/6/17 7:52:05 (148 reads) News by the same author

Grundy County will participate in the Capstone Exercise on Thursday, which involves the set-up of a Red Cross emergency shelter. Volunteers are still needed for the exercise, to help portray shelter workers and people in need of shelter.

Click to see original Image in a new window


Eight states are testing the ability to respond to a potential earthquake in southeast Missouri. It involves the dispersal of residents from that area to other locations across the state, including Grundy County (Trenton).

The local emergency operations center will operate from the Trenton Fire Station. Emergency Management Coordinator Glen Briggs explained that once notice is received from the state at 8 AM on Thursday, Trenton will be receiving a certain number of people who need shelter, and the operation center will open. Staff will begin setting up the Red Cross emergency shelter from 8:30 to 9 o'clock on Thursday morning at the First Christian Church. Grundy County, in addition to the rest of northwest Missouri, will then test their efforts to feed, clothe, and shelter people leaving the earthquake-damaged areas of southeast Missouri.

The exercise allows people who attended past Red Cross shelter training to test the skills they have acquired. Volunteers will follow a script that allows them to experience common things that would happen during a sheltering event.

Representatives from schools, fire departments, law enforcement, emergency medical service, and Wright Memorial Hospital are encouraged to take part. Questions should be directed to Glen Briggs (635-0706) or Katie Briggs (Grundy County Mass Care Coordinator at 635-0261). To volunteer, you can contact Kelli Hillerman with the Grundy County Health Department at 359-4196.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/10/23 6:38:04 - Trenton Chamber Ambassadors To Hold Annual Halloween Trick Or Treat Night
2014/10/23 6:30:41 - Chillicothe Firefighters Respond To Vehicle Fire
2014/10/23 6:26:35 - Meadville Teen Hurt In Accident East Of Laredo
2014/10/23 6:23:59 - Spickard Man Injured In Accident East Of Gallatin
2014/10/23 4:46:44 - Giant Gold Nugget To Be Sold In San Francisco
2014/10/23 4:30:00 - The Worst Things To Buy At Walmart
2014/10/23 4:17:35 - Iowa Man Pleads Guilty To Missouri Bank Robbery
2014/10/23 4:09:49 - UK Man Faked Coma For 2 Years To Avoid Court
2014/10/23 4:04:17 - Wife Of Wade Davis Forks Over World Series Tickets As Tip To Server
2014/10/23 4:00:50 - FBI Confiscates Hot-Selling Royals Panties
2014/10/22 6:42:06 - Missouri Livestock Symposium To Be Held In Kirksville December 5th
2014/10/22 4:52:49 - Dead Babies In Winnipeg Storage Unit 'Tragic Beyond Belief'
2014/10/22 4:43:12 - Two Sunken Vessels From World War II Were Just Found Off The North Carolina Coast
2014/10/22 4:34:36 - Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken US Skies Thursday
2014/10/22 4:26:06 - Homeless Man Victim Of Knock-Out Game Attack
2014/10/22 4:23:10 - Missouri Officer Charged In $37,000 Theft
2014/10/22 4:19:06 - Man Arrested For Rape At Hospital Where Victim Being Treated
2014/10/22 4:10:43 - Trenton Resident Arrested On Probation Violation Charge
2014/10/22 4:00:45 - Area Students To Receive American FFA Degree
2014/10/22 3:54:25 - Missouri Community Betterment Awards Presented At Banquet
2014/10/21 10:53:20 - Missouri Chomps Listless Florida, 42-13
2014/10/21 10:51:08 - Local Dream Factory Organization Raises 7 Thousand Dollars
2014/10/21 10:50:28 - KC Chiefs Grab Huge AFC West Win In San Diego
2014/10/21 10:50:00 - For First Time Since '85, World Series Returns To Kansas City
2014/10/21 10:46:38 - Firefighters Respond To RV Fire In Trenton
2014/10/21 10:43:58 - Two Jamesport Teens Injured In Saturday Wreck
2014/10/21 10:40:52 - Personal Body Cameras For Trenton Police Department Topic Of Open Line
2014/10/21 10:35:17 - Wright Memorial Hospital To Hold Sale At Old Hospital
2014/10/21 8:50:00 - Trenton Rallies For Win #2 At Concordia
2014/10/21 8:36:22 - State Champion Jefferson Eagles Have Four All-Staters



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Events Today
Listen to KTTN-FM