“You never know what’s going to happen, so you need to be prepared in these kinds of situations,” she said.
Vernon said if an event occurs requiring a POD, the health department would get the word out through the media. Such efforts require a lot of work from volunteers, he added. Anyone willing to assist the health department in an emergency requiring a POD is encouraged to contact Mike Collins or Kim Hendrix at the health department at 574-753-7760. Volunteers can also sign up online at serv-in.org.