Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Girl Scouts Visit Emergency Operations Center

Hendry County Emergency Management (EM) and the Florida Department of Health in Hendry County (FDOH) teamed up on Thursday, November 1st, to educate Girl Scout Troop 1017 about Preparedness.

Hendry EM Director Rick Lehmkuhl and Brenda Barnes, Public Information Officer and Planning/Preparedness Coordinator for FDOH Hendry/Glades facilitated a tour of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). 

The Girl Scout Troop learned about preparing for all hazards such as hurricanes, floods, fires and pandemics. They were impressed by the EOC Situation Room where agencies coordinate disaster response, as well as the huge communications tower and the helicopter-pad! The girls also created a small individual first aid kit while they were at the EOC. They will be earning their First Aid Badge very soon.
 Pictured: LaBelle Girl Scout Troop 1017, along with Nicole Hellard-Troop Leader and Jessica Ivy-Co Leader.

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