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Volunteer Opportunity

Pandemic Exercise

Project Date: Tue, May 12, 2020 8:00 am - Wed, May 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Opportunity Type: One-Time Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Public Health
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: 4 hours shifts;

Boulder County Fairgrounds

9595 Nelson Road

Longmont, CO 80501

Program Summary:

Help prepare our community for a pandemic public health emergency!

A global flu pandemic would have severe impacts on our community and could to overwhelm our healthcare facilities. A pandemic would cause more people in our community to become ill, require hospitalization, and die, than during seasonal flu outbreaks.

To make sure we’re prepared, Boulder County Public Health and the Boulder County medical community have developed a plan to lessen the impacts of a flu pandemic and provide care to the community. One integral strategy in this plan is to create a buffer for local emergency departments by providing triage and treatment for residents who need less care at an Alternate Care Site located at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.

In this 2-day exercise, we will test the Care Site setup processes, initial triage, patient admission and care, and site take down.

People who have participated in past exercises like this report really enjoying the experience and the opportunity to help with something important. Please sign up for a role to “play” during the exercise, and thank you for your support!

Duties and Responsibilities:

Volunteers can select one or more of the following roles.

  • Set Up Crew: Set up cots and drive-thru triage course
  • Drive-Thru Patient Volunteer: Drive your personal vehicle through triage queue multiple times to test triage process
  • Patient Volunteer: Role play flu patients to test treatment process
  • Take Down Crew: Help take down and store cots and equipment

Chris Campbell

Emergency Management Planner


Application Process:

Sign up for a shift online.