ParamCARE Foundation organized an Emergency Preparedness Training for healthcare professionals in collaboration with Alianza, a program of New Jersey Institute of Disabilities on 4/28/13 at its office building in Iselin, New Jersey.
At the event Mr. Yessi Cubillo, Senior Emergency Preparedness Counselor and Trainer discussed with the participants about the common barriers or circumstances that prevents a person from taking an initiative to prepare for a catastrophic disaster or other emergency. In addition he also educated the audience about how to stay prepared for an emergency by the way creating a kit with supplies and provisions for an emergency, making a proper plan about managing an emergency and identifying ways to stay informed of disasters. All the people who attended the event were given an Emergency Go Bag by Alianza along with a water proof wrist band with USB drive. An individual’s medical information can be uploaded into the USB drive and worn by them at all times to be given to first responders in case of emergency.
In addition participants were provided with a folder containing information on how to prepare an emergency go bag and also the emergency contact numbers of departments at the county and state level. More than 50 people attended the event and took advantage of the opportunity, to enhance their knowledge on emergency preparedness.