Check in with neighbors to see how you can help each other before and after a disaster.
Check in with neighbors to see how you can help each other before and after a disaster.
Take classes in life saving skills, such as CPR/AED and first aid to help others.
Build an emergency kit. Have enough food, water and meds to last for at least 3 to 7 days.
It’s important to include kids in the disaster planning process. Review your family emergency plan together so that they know what to do even if you are not there: ready.gov/kids
Be prepared. Get the @fema app with weather alerts for up to 5 locations, plus disaster resources and safety tips: fema.gov/mobile-app
Practice evacuating in the car with your animals, so they’re more familiar if you need to evacuate in an emergency.
Snap photos of important documents and personal belongings to help you quickly file and insurance claim.
Keep some cash on hand in case of emergencies, since ATMs and credit card readers won’t always be available. Cash can help pay for immediate expenses like lodging, food and gas. Learn more: ready.gov/financial-preparedness
September is National Preparedness Month! Join us in the celebration by helping our community be prepared, not scared. Family and community disaster and emergency planning should happen now and throughout the year. If we prepare ourselves and our families now, we will be ready! For more information on National Preparedness Month visit www.ready.gov/september.
This month's training/meeting is currently scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, from 5:30-6:30 pm, here at Southeastern Idaho Public Health (in the EOC). This month, we will be working on FEMA training. As a group, we will log into your FEMA accounts so that you can retrieve your FEMA SID, if you don't know it, or we will be creating accounts so that you can begin taking courses. Additionally, we will walk through the expectations as far as what courses you are required to do. I will show you how to register and take the IS courses as well as show you how they are set up. If we have time, we can start walking through one of the IS courses. I am still trying to put together a time/date for an in person IS-100 course.
We will have a few computers available here, but probably not enough for everyone, so, if you have a laptop you can bring, we will have WiFi available for you to use. Please let me know if you are planning to attend. Please email me at [email protected] or call me at 208-239-5295.
If you are not able to make it to this month's meeting, we will be doing the same thing next month on Wednesday, June 26, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.
To ensure that community partners and SIPH are prepared for an anthrax attack, SIPH in collaboration with ISU will hold a Point of Dispensing (POD) site at ISU’s Reed Gym on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 9 am-Noon. The exercise scenario is a suspected widespread anthrax exposure. At the POD site, we will be exercising plans and procedures on dispensing medication (M&Ms) to exposed community members. Take part in our exercise and receive your FREE M&M’s.
We are still in desperate need for volunteers for this for tomorrow (Tue, 3/5/19), and now we need for Wednesday (3/6/19), too. If you are at all able to help, please let us know, ASAP. You don't need kitchen experience to help, we can use anyone. See the message below for details.
We have received a request for assistance from Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The roof collapsed over their Elder Nutrition Center and they need assistance feeding their elders (seniors) on Monday and Tuesday until they can get their kitchen back up and running. Between the Community Food Basket, the Tribes, VOAD, and the Pocatello Chubbuck Senior Activity Center and we have food, transportation, and a place to prepare the food, however, we are in need of volunteers to prepare/cook the food.
I am in great need of volunteers! I need approximately 8 volunteers on Monday (March 4, 2019) and 8 volunteers on Tuesday (March 5, 2019), from 8:00 AM until 11:30 AM, at the Pocatello Chubbuck Senior Activity Center (427 N 6th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201). The director of the center, Anita, will supervise volunteers while they are there.
I am out of the office tomorrow and Monday so if you are willing/able to volunteer, please email Devin ([email protected]) or call him at 208-239-5208 or 208-243-1097. Please don't just show up - we really need for you to let us know ahead of time if you are planning to volunteer so that we can get a head count and so we can add you to the event in Volunteer Idaho (that covers you as part of MRC while you are there.) If you have any questions, feel free to give Devin a call.
Thanks, everyone! I appreciate all of my volunteers and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Elders and Officials are greatly appreciative of the help too.
Happy Monday, MRC!
First, I just want to remind you that we will have our daytime Orientation meeting this coming Wednesday, February 27, from 12pm-1pm. If you are one of those who evening meetings do not work for, or if you missed last month’s orientation, I hope you are able to make this meeting. It is general introduction to what Medical Reserve Corps is, how/why it was established, and the role of MRC within the community.
Second, if you didn’t receive my email about the Regional Readiness Rendezvous, here is the information (also, please note the change for the BDLS course on April 3, which will now be no cost):
Registration is now open for the Regional Readiness Rendezvous 2019 and will be open through March 25, 2019. The event is set for April 1-2, 2019, and will be held at the Stephens Performing Arts Center at Idaho State University. To register, go to https://www.train.org/idaho/welcome. If you do not have a TRAIN account, you will need to register for an account (there is no cost). Once logged in, the course ID is 1082905. Type that course ID in the search field and complete your registration. Don't forget, this is free training and free lunch! If you decide to sign up for the BDLS course on the 3rd, the registration fee will now be covered so there will be no fee to the participant to register for this course ($55 value). However, there is limited seat availability so register soon! I hope to see you all there.
Last, but not least, I am starting to look for volunteer commitments for the statewide POD exercise in April. Primarily, I am looking for volunteers who can help on Wednesday, April 24, between 7:00am-1:00pm (the actual time within that timeframe will vary depending on your specific volunteer role). Watch for an email later this week which will contain information as to what volunteer roles we need filled and the qualifications for those roles. In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to let me know.
Have a great week!
Registration is now open for the Regional Readiness Rendezvous 2019. The event is set for April 1-2, 2019, and will be held at the Stephens Performing Arts Center at Idaho State University. To register, go to https://www.train.org/idaho/welcome. If you do not have a TRAIN account, you will need to register for an account (there is no cost). Once logged in, the course ID is 1082905. Type that course ID in the search field and complete your registration. Don't forget, this is free training and free lunch! If you decide to sign up for the BDLS course on the 3rd, there is an additional $55 charge for this course, but there is limited seat availability. I hope to see you all there.
Join us for our 28th Annual Memorial Tree Lighting on Monday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m. at Southeastern Idaho Public Health. This FREE community event is dedicated to honor and remember those we have lost & loved. There will be an inspirational message, music, candle light processional as well as hot cider and holiday cookies. For more info., contact Dana Solomon at 208.239.5256.
If you’re sick with the flu, you risk missing work, missing school and important life events. Get yourself and your family a flu vaccine now.
Set your alarm! The Great American Smokeout is tomorrow. Get your free quit kit at the following locations: Southeastern Idaho Public Health (1901 Alvin Ricken Drive, 8 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 7 pm), Shaver Pharmacy (235 South 4th Avenue, 9 am – 7 pm), Maag Prescription & Medical Supply (333 West Center, 9 am – 6 pm), & Ed Snell’s Pharmacy (1015 East Young, 9:30 am – 6:30 pm). A limited supply will be available at each location. For more information, call Traci Lambson at Southeastern Idaho Public Health at 478-6316.
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Are you or someone you know ready to quit smoking? Our Pocatello Office is offering a FREE Smoking Cessation class beginning November 13th. Visit http://ow.ly/27Z930mxltY to register for a FREE Fresh Start class near you. Attend all 4 classes and receive a supply of nicotine replacement (patches, lozenges or gum) for FREE.
Learn more about Idaho’s Suicide rates.
SIPH will hold a Diaper Drive on November 17th at the Pocatello Fred Meyer from 10 am – 4 pm. Stop by and donate diapers or dollars to low-income families in need and help us keep SE Idaho infants and toddlers clean, dry, & healthy.
Do you live in the Pocatello area? Are you or someone you know ready to quit smoking? Our Pocatello Office is offering a FREE Smoking Cessation class beginning November 13th. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy available at completion. Register for the class at http://ow.ly/mKI530mrVF7 or call 208.478.6316.
Thank you so much to the volunteers who helped at the ISU Senior Health & Wellness Seminar last week as well as those who helped today with getting the Operation Red FIle go-bags ready. Both were a huge success. We were able to get all of the bags filled today and we do not need to do folders so we will not be meeting on Monday, October 29, to fill bags/stuff folders. Thank you to those who had volunteered to come that day. If you have suggestions of events that target seniors and/or individuals with access/functional needs, where we could possibly come present Operation Red File and give out folders and go-bags, please let me know. Right now, I am working on securing some more events where we can do this.
November's training/meeting is currently scheduled for Tuesday, November 20, from 5:30-6:30 pm, here at Southeastern Idaho Public Health (in the EOC). November's topic is individual preparedness. For those of you who have already had your picture taken for a badge, I have your badge and can give it to you that night. For those of you who still need a badge, I will be taking pictures that night for badges, so be prepared to smile! Please respond and let me know if you will be attending the meeting. If you are reading the email version of this message, you can click on the response options at the end of this email. Otherwise, please email me at [email protected] or call me at 208-239-5295.
Thank you to all for being part of the Southeast Idaho Medical Reserve Corps and have a great weekend!
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Take steps every day to stop the spread of germs. Getting the flu vaccine is the most important step. Visit https://www.siphidaho.org to find a clinic near you.
Do you live in the Pocatello area? Are you or someone you know ready to quit smoking? Our Pocatello Office is offering a FREE Smoking Cessation class beginning November 12th. Register for the Fresh Start class at http://ow.ly/OGCt30mlwYK or call 208.478.6316.
Now is the time to get a #flu vaccine and protect your family before flu begins spreading in your community. CDC recommends vaccination by the end of October. https://go.usa.gov/xPTSH
It pays to be prepared. #Flu activity often begins to increase in October; get a #flu vaccine now for the best protection. https://go.usa.gov/xPThC
I am trying to get a couple of volunteers who would be available on Friday, Oct 19, from 9am-noon, to assist me with Operation Red File at the ISU Senior Health & Wellness Symposium at the Pocatello Senior Center (427 N. 6th Ave, Pocatello). We will be handing out red folders and helping answer questions about them to attendees. Additionally, we will have a few of the Operation Red File go-bags that we will be able to give out as well. Please let me know by Monday, October 15, at noon, if you are willing/able to help with this.
Additionally, I would like as many volunteers as possible to come help put together the remaining Operation Red File go-bags (and possibly folders). We will be doing it all day, 9am-5pm, on Thursday, October 25, and 9am-5pm on Monday, October 29 (if there are any left to do). If you are able to come help on either of those two days, please let me know. You do not have to do a full day, you can come for a couple hours or whatever works - any help will be greatly appreciated. These days will take the place of us having a meeting this month. We will be doing this at our office (Southeastern Idaho Public Health, 1901 Alvin Ricken Drive, Pocatello).
If you wish to help with either of these requests, please email me at [email protected] (do not reply to this message) or call me at 208-239-5295.
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Putting time and distance between a suicidal person and a gun may save a life.
Flu viruses continue to pose one of the world’s greatest public health challenges, & the risk of another flu pandemic is ever-present. Learn more about how @CDCgov is preparing for future flu pandemics: https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/npm/npm2018.htm #1918flu #NatlPrep
Know suicide warning signs. Threatening, talking or writing about suicide. Isolation or withdrawal from family, friends & activities. Agitation, especially combined with sleeplessness. Nightmares. Seeking methods to kill oneself. Feeling hopeless or trapped. Increased alcohol or drug use. Changes in eating, sleeping personal care or other patterns.
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1901 Alvin Ricken Dr
During a public health emergency, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers can help staff emergency vaccination clinics or pharmaceutical distribution clinics (Point of Dispensing Site or POD). Many functions are needed to run a clinic. Some of these include: • Directing patient flow and registering patients • Performing medical screenings • Serving as interpreters or translators • Vaccinating people and distributing medications • Entering data from forms and stocking supplies • Providing mental health consultations • Teaching patient education sessions During a non-public health emergency, volunteers participate in a variety of training, exercises, and recruitment activities to enhance capabilities during emergency events. On occasion, the Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) needs volunteers to help serve area residents during non-emergency events such as health fairs or flu clinics.
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