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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Zombie Outbreaks

In the October Hot Topics, emergency preparedness leaders from Montana share their experience using a zombie-themed exercise to test emergency dispensing and enhance community preparedness.

In the October Hot Topics, emergency preparedness leaders from Montana share their experience using a zombie-themed exercise to test emergency dispensing and enhance community preparedness.

October 8, 2013

Rural health departments may be small but they can accomplish big things. Such is the case for Beaverhead County, Montana, whose three person staff recently organized an unconventional activity to test emergency dispensing. Join us for the October Hot Topics to hear their unique story of using a zombie-themed exercise to enhance community preparedness.

Adam Powers leads off the presentation by describing the exercise design and how the team persuaded their leaders to take part. Brett Lloyd ran the operation and will discuss logistical details and how each partner participated. Sue Hansen shares the lessons learned and techniques for engaging diverse partners.

Register today to learn a unique idea for enhancing community preparedness.

Drill of the Dead: Using Zombie Scenarios to Train Community Partners

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences:

  • Local, state, and tribal public health practitioners
  • Emergency preparedness staff

Presenters:

Sue Hansen, BSN, RN, is the director of Beaverhead County Public Health in Dillon, Montana.

Brett Lloyd, BS, MEP, CHEC, is the owner and senior consultant at Spartan Consulting, an emergency preparedness business in Helena, Montana.

Adam Powers, BS, is the training and exercise coordinator for the Preparedness Section at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

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