Maricopa County Department of Public Health’s Office of Preparedness and Response is conducting a full-scale emergency preparedness exercise that will test the strength and completeness of County and City plans during a simulated Anthrax attack. Pre-registered volunteers will drive their cars through the site as simulated medications are dispensed. We anticipate each driver will make several trips through the dispensing lines in order to simulate the crowds that would be anticipated in a real event. Volunteers will be offered lunch and a gas gift card.
The exercise will be held at North Canyon High School (1700 East Union Hills Drive) in Phoenix from 8am – 2pm. There will be an orientation before the exercise, and a debriefing at the end of the exercise. Driving will only occur from 10am – 12pm. Attached are three documents about the April 14th 2012 Point of Dispensing (POD) Exercise. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Tricia Wadleigh at TriciaWadleigh@mail.maricopa.gov