With Recent Events Worldwide and the onset of 2012, a Friend of mine in WI turned me on to Prepping.
As a more seasoned Woman, I remember the Bomb Shelters/Stop Drop and Roll Days of the Cold War.
As my Life continued on its Path, I lived with a Brilliant Medical Professional in CO in the early '90's. We not only had a Bomb Shelter, Gear, Weapons, and of course First Aid/Medical Supplies, but we developed roles for members of our "Group" based on individual skills and talents. I guess what most would call "Prepping". Well, we just called it getting ready. Especially being located so close to Colorado Springs.
This is a very well organized Group and is not affiliated directly with the Federal Govt that I know of. It is more community based as most Programs should be.
If you have any questions or comments, please reply on the comment section of this blog or at Madtown Preppers on Facebook.
Planning/Preparing for Tomorrow starts Today. Every Day.
Stay Safe Out There. Hope to see you at one of these Conferences,
Medical Reserve Corps 2012 Preparedness Summit in WI
Go to: http://tinyurl.com/2012MRCSummit
Dates: Friday, October 12th
Saturday, October 13th
Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)
800 Main Street
Richard T. Anderson Educational Center
Registration Opens at 7:15AM
Keynote Speaker: 8:00-9:00PM
Breakout Sessions: 9:15AM-12:15AM
Breakout Sessions: 1:00-4:00PM
Courses offered at this year's MRC Preparedness Summit:
- Integrated Mass Fatality Planning: Roles of Hospitals, Health Departments and Medical Examiners
- Are you Ready to Respond?
- Exposure to Traumatic Events: What You Need to Know to Improve Patient Care
- Planning for Family Reunification
- Decontamination: Why you Need a No Exceptions Policy
- Understanding Emergency Behaviors and CPR Life Survival Techniques
- Crisis Standards of Care
- Changing Landscape of Disaster Response for Medial and Veterinary Professionals
- Community Resiliency and the Volunteer's Role
- Seven Signs of Terrorism & The Changing Face of Terrorism
- How to Disarm Firearms Found at a Disaster Site
- Volunteer Management for Local Governments
- ICS/NIMS for Veterinary Community
- Basic Suturing
DCVMRC Strategic Plan 2011–2013The DCVMRC Strategic Plan 2011–2013 represents the direction of the Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (DCVMRC) for the years 2011–2013. This plan aligns DCVMRC with the plans and priorities of the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), as well as the broader Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
MissionThe mission of the MRC is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency.
- MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally
organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and
expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy
living throughout the year. MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency
and public health resources.
- MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals
such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, and
epidemiologists. Many community members—interpreters, chaplains, office
workers, legal advisors, and others—can fill key support positions.
- MRC units are provided specific areas to
target that strengthen the public health infrastructure of their
communities by the U.S. Surgeon General. These are outlined priorities
for the health of individuals, and the nation as a whole, which also
serve as a guide to the MRC. The overarching goal is to improve health
literacy, and in support of this, she wants us to work towards
increasing disease prevention, eliminating health disparities, and
improving public health preparedness.
- MRC volunteers can choose to support communities in need
nationwide. When the southeast was battered by hurricanes in 2004, MRC
volunteers in the affected areas and beyond helped communities by
filling in at local hospitals, assisting their neighbors at local
shelters, and providing first aid to those injured by the storms. During
this 2-month period, more than 30 MRC units worked as part of the
relief efforts, including those whose volunteers were called in from
across the country to assist the American Red Cross (ARC) and the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
During the 2005 Hurricane Season, MRC members provided support for ARC health services, mental health and shelter operations. MRC members also supported the HHS response and recovery efforts by staffing special needs shelters, Community Health Centers and health clinics, and assisting health assessment teams in the Gulf Coast region. More than 1,500 MRC members were willing to deploy outside their local jurisdiction on optional missions to the disaster-affected areas with their state agencies, the ARC, and HHS. Of these, almost 200 volunteers from 25 MRC units were activated by HHS, and more than 400 volunteers from more than 80 local MRC units were activateded to support ARC disaster operations in Gulf Coast areas.
Posting the following as a matter of interest. The training is in St. Paul, MN.
We do need to consider pets and all animals in our preparation.
Protecting Animals in a Disaster Training October 2nd
This presentation discusses the impact of disaster on animals and pet owners, and suggests planning and response solutions. Attendees will learn the many reasons to include animal disaster services in personal, business, and government plans and actions, as well as the challenges and solutions to help ensure an effective response.
Invited Attendees: MRC Volunteer Veterinarians, Veterinary Technologist/Technicians and Veterinary Assistants
Instructor: Karma Kumlin-Diers, Emergency Management Coordinator
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Conference Room - First Floor Ramsey County Plato Building 90 West Plato Blvd, Saint Paul, MN (map & photo of bldg. below)
Register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Attendance is limited to 60
CEUs: 2.0 available
U-SEEE Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
At the University of Minnesota
We develop, deliver, and evaluate core-competency-based training for the public health workforce and respond to the public health preparedness and response needs of state, local, and tribal public health authorities.
This is done through the U-SEEE PERL Center at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
• Online training
• In-person training
Emergency Preparedness Training (U-SEEE) Center Major Project Areas
Major project areas for the University of Minnesota: Simulations and Exercises for Educational Effectiveness Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center are:
• Develop and deliver core competency-based training for the public health workforce.
• Modify, develop and deliver state, local and tribal partner requested education and training in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.
About Support of the U-SEEE PERL Center
The U-SEEE PERL Center is supported in part by the Grant Number 1U90TP000418-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC. U-SEEE PERL Principal Investigator: Debra K. Olson
About PERL Centers
The University of Minnesota School of Public Health is one of 14 accredited schools of public health funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning (PERL) Center. These Centers provide unique workforce development opportunities for state, local, and tribal public health authorities as part of a national training network. Learn more about the CDC grant and other grantees.