Friday, September 22, 2017

Shelby County Recruits for a Volunteer Disaster Relief Team

Posted By on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 2:33 PM


In light of recent hurricanes and other natural disasters devastating parts of the country and surrounding areas, the Shelby County Office of Preparedness (SCOP) is recruiting a team of volunteers to help out in local emergency situations.

The team will serve in the Reserve Program and will be trained in all aspects of emergency preparedness to be able to provide assistance during natural disasters or other serious emergencies, as well as help with public disaster preparedness training through community outreach.

Director of SCOP, Dale Lane says September is always a month designated for reminding citizens to be prepared, but its proven to be even more crucial in recent weeks.

"...this September, following epic hurricanes with record breaking flooding in Texas and Louisiana and the powerful earthquakes that shook Mexico…we need no reminder that personal preparedness can save lives," Dale said.

Additionally, next month SCOP will offer free public training, instructing on what to do before, during, and after a disaster. The training includes lectures, videos, and hands-on exercises on various aspects of preparedness, such as first-aid, fire suppression, and what to do during a terrorist attack.

The next class is scheduled for Oct. 28, followed by a second session on Nov. 4. Both workshops are planned to run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

More information about the Reserve team or preparedness classes is here.

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