READYKAMP 2018

The Southwest Idaho Medical Reserve Corps held its annual ReadyKamp program with 30 campers and held the overnight camp at Homedale High School July 8-12. The campers learned the basics of emergency preparedness, incident command, fire safety, firefighting, water safety and water rescue, medical triage and first aid, search and rescue, CPR, disaster psychology, wilderness survival, and suicide prevention. ReadyKamp 2018 culminated with a mock disaster and the campers served as the emergency responders using the skills they learned in camp. ReadyKamp 2018 concluded with a graduation banquet where the parents returned and saw presentations by the campers on their favorite areas of the camp curriculum.

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SOUTHWEST DISTRICT HEALTH WILDFIRE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER ACTIVATION 2018

The Southwest District Health Emergency Operations Center (SWDH EOC) was activated on 7/30/2018 to monitor the activities in Adams and Washington counties regarding the Mesa and Keithly fires. The SWDH EOC is concerned and planning for public health impacts that will affect residents and responders in these counties. The SWDH EOC will remain activated until further notice.

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