Thursday, September 20, 2007

Cities Readiness Initiative Training & Exercise Program

Support emergency preparedness efforts of the Centers for Disease Control and your community!

When: October 27, 2007 - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: George Mason University Patriot Center
4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax VA 22030

Who: Volunteers interested in participating in an emergency preparedness exercise. Participation is limited to the first 500 ACTORS to sign-up!

Benefits of Participation: It's free, have lunch on us! Be better prepared for health emergencies, get a free t-shirt, and feel good about helping your community.

For registration or questions: Call 703-246-8641 or visit or e-mail
with your name, phone number, and e-mail address.


  1. At the next Citizen Corps Council meeting, I plan on putting out a challenge for all Citizen Corps Council core organizations and affiliates to get 10 people per organization to sign up. If you sign up for this event, please let Terry know, so he can track the numbers. Yesterday, I participated in a ttx (tabletop) leading up to this event and I can say that the county (multiple agencies), state, and federal organizations were all represented. Unlike some non-CERT exercises that I attended, this one was very well organized and managed.

  2. Folks,
    I didn't attend the tabletop exercise but Amy from MRC did show me how it is going to work. It's going to be an interesting event; this exercise will simulate the "quick dispense" method.Quick indeed; in a real disaster myself and other MRC members will be dispensing medications to 1.2 MILLION Fairfax county residents within 48 to 72 HOURS !!!! once the word is given.
    This is a great oppurtunity to learn how this is actually going to be done. (And, for us MRC members to actually practice how to do it.)There is more info available on the Medical reserve corps site at

    volunteer PIO


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