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Volunteers Needed for Emergency Drill

December 02, 2008
130 volunteer 'patients and victims' needed for county drill By John Aguilar (Contact) Originally published 03:22 p.m., November 10, 2008 Updated 03:22 p.m., November 10, 2008 Share your video, photos and news tips. Looking for a jolt of excitement in your day? Then play your best victim or hospital patient Thursday during the county's full-scale hospital evacuation drill. Volunteer Connection of Boulder County, in concert with Boulder County Public Health, Boulder County Hospitals, and the Boulder Office of Emergency Management, needs 130 volunteer victims and patients to participate in the exercise. The emergency scenario will involve evacuating and transferring patients after severe weather damages two major hospitals in the county. Volunteer victims and patients will be staged at one of five hospitals: Avista Adventist, Boulder Community, Boulder Foothills, Exempla Good Samaritan, and Longmont United. The evacuation and surge drill will test the ability of local hospitals to respond to natural disasters. The exercise will take place from 8 a.m. to noon, and lunch will be provided. Groups and individuals will be assigned to locations as requests are made. To find out more, contact Laura Kinder at laurak@volunteerconnection.net or call 303-444-4904.