What Are We Doing?
… work toward the mission of helping minimize the effects of a disaster.
… enhance the community’s ability to mitigate, prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, thus ensuring that human needs are met to provide a safe, sanitary and secure community.
… Preparation is vital to an effective response. It is not IF but WHEN.
Likely you have hear the horror stories of people returning from an attempt to help during a disaster in other communities:
“I got there and sat around for hours before they were able to give me anything to do.”
“They had me, a licensed electrician, serving food.”
“No one seemed to know what to do and there were way too many managers.”
Granted, any disaster scenario is going to create some chaos even with the best preparation. But not being prepared (thinking through various situations, planning how to respond and then testing those plans) will significantly improve the speed at which you are able to react. Having the right people on the bus is only part of the solution. Having those people in the correct seats is the secret to success.
We are all volunteer so the more of you we can engage the more we will be able to accomplish during the preparation phase. Here’s how you can get involved:
1. Come to one of the workshops coming up. The first is March 5 at 3:30 at the EOC (640 South Franklin Greenfield)
2. Get training on March 21,March 28 or April 18 at Calvary Baptist Church
3. Make a donation to support our operations. No staff but we still have expenses to cover
4. Offer resources you might be willing to loan during a crisis (4WD vehicle, generator, expertise)
5. Tech support (web work, Salesforce development,…)
To find out more feel free to call 317-372-2304 or view other posts on our web site
Hancock County COAD Team