This is a great opportunity for Caldwell County CERT volunteers to be trained on how to assist at a Point of Distribution (POD) Operations Center in the event of a serious emergency. POD centers are deployed to distribute life-sustaining food, water, and supplies when normal channels of distribution are unavailable. Here is a FEMA video that describes the basic operations of a POD.
To register for this free class, go to the TERMS website.
Please note that the FEMA course, IS 26, “Guide to Points of Distribution”, is a required prerequisite to taking this class. You may take this class online at the FEMA training website.
Questions should be directed to the North Carolina CERT Program Manager, Samantha Royster:
|Course||Point of Distribution Site (POD) Operations (NC-POD02)|
|Description||This course is designed to introduce students to the processes of setting up, operating, managing, and demobilizing a point of distribution (POD).|
|Date(s)||Sat. Feb 18, 2017 12:00 – 5:00pm|
|Location||Caldwell County EOC / Training Facility
2345 Morganton Blvd., Lenoir NC 28645
|Handicap Accessibility||Yes||WiFi Access|
|Offered By||North Carolina Division of Emergency Management|
|Primary Instructor||Higginbotham, Aaron Scott|
|Additional Instructors||Royster, Samantha|
|Course Length||4 hours||CEUs|
|Prerequisites||IS-26, Assigned County Role|
|Maximum Participants||40||# Open Seats||34||# on Wait List||1|
|Offering Specific Information||This course is particularly for CERT volunteers, but anyone is welcome. Participants must complete the online FEMA class IS-26 prior to coming to this class.|