Events

Skills Enhancement Training: Working in a Point of Dispensing (POD) Training

Dates:
October 26, 2011
Times:
6:30pm — 7:30pm
Location:
Cambria Fire Company, 4631 Cambria-Wilson Road, Lockport NY 14094

Presented by Elaine Roman B.S.N., Director of Public Health Planning & Emergency Preparedness Public Information Officer, Niagara County Department of Health.

The use of points of dispensing (POD) to get medications and vaccinations out to large numbers of people quickly in emergencies is a very effective and efficient method to protect our communities from disease or injury. CERT volunteers are very important to helping POD operations flow smoothly in the communities we serve.   During the flu pandemic, Niagara County Department of Health was able to provide vaccinations to over 40,000 people at PODs throughout the county because of dedicated CERT volunteers. 

PODs are efficient because of the way they are organized.  Learn how a POD works and the valuable roles CERT members can play to run an organized and successful POD. 

Please register in advance by cntacting Valerie Haseley, Niagara County Project Coordinator, at vhaseley@niagara.edu or 716-205-0076.