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Maricopa County Seeks Volunteers for Mock Bioterrorist Event

Media Contact: Jeanene Fowler, Public Health: 602-722-1806

                       

Maricopa County Seeks Volunteers for Mock Bioterrorist Event

At North Canyon High School on April 14

 

 Exercise will Simulate Dispensing Medication to Public

 

PHOENIX (February 14, 2012) – In order to practice the effectiveness of emergency plans, Maricopa County Department of Public Health’s Office of Preparedness and Response, and Paradise Valley Unified School District are simulating a bioterrorist event on Saturday April 14th from 8 AM until 2PM at North Canyon High School in Phoenix. The event will allow the county, city and volunteers to see how quickly and effectively they can work together to dispense medication to the public.

 

In order for this drill to be successful, the county is asking members of the public for their help.

 

“We need drivers to simply drive around in a specified route and request fake medications for their family,” said Alisa Diggs, program manager for Maricopa County Public Health’s Office of Preparedness and Response. “In order to challenge our team, we will also give drivers scripts so each time they drive through, they represent a different subset of our community such as parents with kids of different ages, those with health conditions and those whose first language is not English.”

 

Volunteers will be offered lunch and a gas card for their time and assistance. All that is needed is a car and a valid driver’s license. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

 

To volunteer, please contact

Tricia Wadleigh, Acting Volunteer Coordinator

triciawadleigh@mail.maricopa.gov

602-372-2692

 

WHEN

Saturday April 14, 2012

Requesting volunteers from 8 am – 2 pm

 

WHERE

North Canyon High School

1700 East Union Hills Drive  

Phoenix, AZ 85024

 

More information

Please visit www.GetInvolvedMaricopa.org

 

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