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Meteorite disaster workshop to address issue of spontaneous volunteers

 

Meteorite strikeTuesday, September 29 (9:45am to 4pm) and Wednesday, September 30 (10am to 4pm)

Field House at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex

Volunteers being invited to add their knowledge during a meteorite disaster workshop

High River, AB – High River’s Emergency Management team is continuing to show its innovation and thought leadership with an upcoming interactive workshop that puts the spotlight on volunteer resources during a crisis.

A meteorite strike in High River will serve as the mock disaster for this educational and fun workshop where members of the public will get to learn how they can be most helpful during a crisis.

Approximately 30 volunteers will participate in the two-day workshop that will be held at the Field House inside the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex.

Each participant will be assigned different roles during a disaster simulation to better understand the complexities of the volunteer management and then work in small teams to brainstorm creative ways to incorporate volunteers into an effective response and recovery.

The Town has partnered with the Field Innovation Team (FIT), an internationally recognized disaster response organization that is highly experienced in creating interactive and engaging workshops that provide practical solutions and strategies to improve crisis response.

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