Emergency responders course teaches volunteers preparedness
On Saturday, Nov. 14, Emergency Operation Center Chaplain Doug May coordinated an emergency response training course for Socorro County residents at the county annex building.
The purpose of the seminar was to prepare volunteers to take care of themselves, families, their communities and to act as a support team for professional emergency personnel in times of emergency.
Completion of the eight-hour course made attendees eligible to join the Socorro County Emergency Responders.
More than 20 people, including several members of volunteer fire departments, attended.
Issues such as fire safety, search and rescue, family preparedness, communications and terrorism were presented by local experts.
May said such things as fuel, water and food availability — when local infrastructure and supplies are hampered by disaster — are a major concern, and that it was up to the community to make sure that Socorro is prepared for the worst of conditions.
Those who are interested in getting more information about the Socorro County Emergency Responders can contact May at 575-835-9648.