Emergencies, health prep discussed

CAMERON—Milam County Public Health Preparedness and Milam County Emergency Management conducted a volunteer preparedness training recently at Bea’s Kitchen.

Twenty eight persons from Buckholts, Burlington, Cameron, Thorndale, Milano and Gause communities participated.

Monica Stewart, PHP/ SNS Coordinator conducted a power point presentation describing “What Does It Take To Be A Volunteer?”

She said options for receiving notifications can be by e-mail, land-line, cell phone or text message.

Stewart also discussed health emergencies.

Susan Reinders, Homeland Security/Emergency Management Coordinator presented and discussed severe weather.

She said the county’s five incorporated cities have been included in an emergency plan.

She discussed mutual aid agreements for transportation, shelters emergency notification and the storm spotters program.

Maribel Gonzales, Milam County Health Department ImmTrac Program Outreach Specialist, discussed how first responders can become registered in the ImmTrac State Registry.

Franklin Stewart, Milam County Amateur Radio Emergency Service Coordinator explained activities and opportunities in that field.

Perla Santillan of Red Cross Disaster Services reviewed training opportunities.

Door prizes were first aid kits, flashlights, compresses, insulated thermos mugs and an emergency weather radio.

Those unable to attend but interested in becoming a Milam County Preparedness volunteer may contact Monica Stewart at 254- 697-7092 or or Susan Reinders at 254-697-7060 or

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