Want to see public health emergency response in action and help your community? Volunteer to participate in Capital Fortitude, a full-scale emergency exercise designed to evaluate the National Capital Region’s ability to dispense medication quickly in response to an anthrax attack.
Fairfax County Health Department is calling for volunteers on July 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to travel through a simulated medication dispensing site at Lake Braddock Secondary School, 9200 Burke Lake Road, Burke, Va. Although no actual medications will be handed out, public health staff and volunteers will go through the same procedures and protocols that they would use to dispense medications in a real disaster.
People of all ages, including parents with young children, people with disabilities, college students and faculty, scouts, community groups, seniors, members of faith-based communities, corporate employees and the public are encouraged to register in advance. No special training or experience is needed. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Participants should allow for two hours for the exercise.
Watch this video to see what it will be like to walk through a Point of Dispensing site, or POD.
If you have any questions, please contact Liz Sullivan, Training and Exercise Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you on July 19th.