That is far more than the Boy Scout motto.Those are our marching orders as a COAD. In fact that is our sole purpose until a disaster strikes Hancock County. Training and exercises are where we learn, by testing, how good the plans are that we have made..
We are going to hold a series of workshops to take a brief walk through of various circumstances and how our plans say that we would respond. All of these will be at the EOC at 640 South Franklin Rd, Greenfield. All will start at 3:30 PM. The plan is to finish in 45 minutes, no longer than an hour. We will focus on one area with each workshop but how the pieces fit together with other COAD functions and the greater EMA function will necessarily be a part of what we look at.
Here are the dates and subjects (first is firm, others are tentative):
March 5 – Shelter with Transportation and Pet Care
March 24 – Command & Control with Communications (Setting up our Command Center and staffing EOC)
April 16 – Food & Hydration with Warehousing
May 5 – Volunteer Reception Center with Long Term Recovery Group
We know we have barely begun thinking about some of these areas and there are minor and major tweaks required in others. The purpose of the workshops is to clarify and prioritize our work areas.
Respond to email or call me at 317-372-2304 with questions or RSVP.
Hancock County COAD Team