The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is sponsoring an exercise and needs volunteers! This exercise is called Keystone 6 and is focused on mass care and sheltering during a large-scale disaster. The scenario is based on a large nuclear explosion in New Jersey that drives people to evacuate into Pennsylvania. They are testing their capabilities for opening state managed shelters at both Penn State University’s Harrisburg campus (Middletown) and Shippensburg University.
To see how DHS might accomplish this, they need people to serve as actors and go through the registration process at the shelter locations, as an evacuee might. They hope to have people with disabilities or other access and functional needs participate so they can practice how they would meet these needs in a real situation.
The exercise will be held Tuesday, August 15, 10am-1pm. Lunch will be provided and you will also be provided information to assist you in forming your own emergency preparedness plan. No reimbursement is available for travel or time.
Your help is needed so DHS can best plan for the needs of all Pennsylvanians!
Interested individuals please contact Christine Heyser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-461-0389 by July 14 with the following information:
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