Please join RDH for a simulation of opening St. Aidan’s as a Heat Wave Relief Center when temperatures soar above 85 – 90 degrees for two to three days in a row. Dinner at 6:00 pm will be followed by the drill in which each person will have a name tag and role either as volunteer staff implementing the Incident Command System (ICS) or as guests. The ICS is used nationally by first responders so that response and communications are coordinated among police, fire fighters and paramedics. ICS use is suggested for nonprofit groups involved in disaster resilience planning. We will have props, safety vests and equipment to help with the role playing.
The drill will be a great way to improve the RDH plans for activating not only a heat wave center but opening for other emergencies as well. Please reply if you plan to attend so that there will be plenty of food for everyone.