Lets pray this is as far as it go's.
but we will be ready as we can..
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In EC_EmComm@yahoogrou ps.com
, "Robert Crifasi" <CrifasiRF@. ..> wrote:
> Essex County EmComm Members,
> I'm sure you are all very much aware of the "Swine
> Flu" (H1N1) information being distributed. Like you I am receiving a
> great deal of redundant public information. The shear volume of it can
> tend to make us worry. This is a significant and serious situation.
> There is also information being distributed via the governmental and
> professional channels. What I am seeing there gives me encouragement
> that our leaders are on top of this one. It is not under control yet and
> may get
worse before it gets better. However there are no efforts to
> minimize the appearance of situation. Preparations to deal with the
> evolving problem responsibly are in motion. Concurrently every effort is
> being made to understand it fully and bring it under control quickly if
> What does this all mean for Essex County EmComm? Best case
> scenario leads me to believe we will not take part in it at all. The
> situation indicates no immediate impact on the communications system.
> Even if the situation does escalate the communications system should
> still handle any increased load. I would see a need for EmComm support
> if the POD system were put into effect to distribute medication. We
> could be of some service to aid Law enforcement with traffic control
> communications. While we are not nearly as organized as we could be, we
> could do a responsible
job as we stand. If any of you were involved with
> TOPOFF 3 you will remember portions of that exercise were directed to
> that issue specifically.
> What is our best course of action at this moment for Essex
> County EmComm? Let's keep moving the effort ahead to build this
> organization. We need to put in place all the pieces for an effective
> activation. We are not there yet. But if we keep working on it in
> earnest we will get there. If we are called upon before we are totally
> ready, we will do the best we can, with what we have at the moment. We
> can never do more, we should never do less.
> Stay responsibly informed and if possible try not to worry
> needlessly. Follow the health information you are receiving to increase
> your chances of staying well.