Saving Lives

Volunteers are needed! Wise County has implemented a plan in conjunction with the Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) to save lives should we be faced with a catastrophic bio-terrorism event. As part of a state mandate in emergency preparedness, point of dispensing sites (POD) have been selected throughout the county for dispensing medication, staffed with volunteers. The goal is to be able to medicate a large number of people in a short period of time.

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Able to work a 12 hour shift
  • Must be 18 or older
  • No felony convictions

During Shifts

Two 12 hour shifts have to be staffed, 25% of which need some medical training. Should the POD sites be activated, you become a first responder which means that you and your family will get meds first. The time commitment is minimal while the number of lives saved is great. This is not a one-person endeavor, but rather a concert of community participation for the health and well being of the citizens of the county in case of a catastrophic event.