We do not know when the next disaster will strike, but when it does, time is of the essence.  Lake Cumberland District Medical Reserve Corps (LCDMRC) is committed to making every minute count by having volunteers ready to respond.  In preparation of response, volunteers need to have a family preparedness plan, have an understanding of infection control guidelines and be trained in basic response.


It is vital for our volunteers (as well as all individuals) to have a family preparedness plan in place so they can respond knowing their family has a plan. Below you will find several links that may assist you in creating your own family preparedness plan.


In a disaster or emergency volunteers may come in contact with injured victims, it is important that our volunteers understand the basics of infection control.  Below you will find links pertaining to infection control.


Training raises confidence levels when responding; enhances response capabilities and helps to reduce costly mistakes.  Below you will find links to Kentucky TRAIN (A learning management system for public health) and FEMA’s (Federal Emergency Management Agency) training website.


Family Readiness
Preparing a Family Plan (Red Cross)
Preparing a Go Kit (Ready America)
Developing Communications Plan (Ready America)
Emergency Planning and Checklists (FEMA)


Infection Control
CDC Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs)
“Why Don’t We Do It In Our Sleeves?”


Training
TRAIN
FEMA