22 August 2009

Emergency Drill Exercise August 27

Here's the press release from the Hillsborough Township web site.
Residents’ Help Needed for Emergency Drill Exercise on August 27th
Release Date: August 12, 2009
The Hillsborough Township Office of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the Hillsborough Township Health Department, will be conducting a Point Of Distribution (POD) Drill on August 27, 2009 at the Veterans Administration Depot (entrance located on Roycefield Rd. between train tracks & Dukes Parkway West, click here for map) from 11:30am to 1pm.

"Township residents are encouraged to assist in the drill by driving through the POD at any time between 11:30AM and 1PM on August 27th to receive mock emergency supplies. The more people that participate the better prepared we will be in the event of an emergency," stated Committeeman Anthony Ferrera, Township emergency services liaison.

"The drill is designed to test the Township’s plan for the mass distribution of materials and supplies needed during an emergency, such as an H1N1 pandemic. Although the drill is designed for the distribution of medications, no medication will be handed out during this exercise," stated Health Officer Glen Belnay.
Residents can access the POD from Roycefield Road just north of the Somerset County Public Works facility anytime between 11:30am-1pm. Upon entering the driveway, participants will be directed to the POD by emergency services personnel.
For more information contact the Township Health Department at (908) 369-5652.
Remember to enter the site from Roycefield Road, NOT from Route 206.

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