Category: Press Releases
Posted By: Denise Gallagher
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a program of the Nature Coast
Volunteer Center (NCVC) is hosting a Special Needs Call-Down Drill. It will be
held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00am. The
training exercise is being sponsored in partnership with Citrus County
Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Section.
the lead agency for volunteers and donations in Citrus County emergency
activations, hosts the drill semi-annually to prepare in the event Emergency
Management declares an evacuation. Volunteers are needed to assist with
contacting the Special Needs registrants and verifying their contact
information. In the event of an actual evacuation Special Needs registrants
would be contacted by volunteers to confirm they have transportation to
evacuate safely. At the opening of this training session all volunteers will be
briefed on procedure and a script will be provided for volunteers to follow.
participants will receive a certificate of attendance and have the option of
registering with the Volunteer Center so they may be called upon to serve
during an actual evacuation. Refreshments will be served.
training will be held at the Citrus County Transit Center, 1300 S. Lecanto Hwy.
in Lecanto. For registration and more information, call the Nature Coast
Volunteer Center at 352-527-5959 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.