Tammy Horvath, who works at Hendricks Regional Health, said she signed up as a volunteer and then recruited her church members as well — 22 volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Avon.
“It’s a good way to provide service and for the public to be aware of what could happen,” Horvath said.
For the county exercises, the health department sticks to small events; if it was something bigger, they’d involve other counties.
“All of District 5 (Morgan, Boone, Johnson, Marion, Hancock, Hamilton, Shelby, and Hendricks) is involved so we can use each other’s resources,” Younger said. “It depends on what year and what we think we need to test on.”
The health department is called if a disaster/emergency is affecting public health. For example, if there is a tornado disaster and it affected the water supply, the health department would get involved.
Any Hendricks County resident who would like to volunteer in the future or wants to join the Hendricks County Medical Reserve Corps or another group, may contact Brittney Younger by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 745-9214.