Last night 61 Clark County Citizen Corps, CERT, Medical Reserve Corps and community members learned about Disaster Sanitation: What to do about Pee and Poo. Shown in the picture is Carol McCreary of the Portland Advocacy group PHLUSH (pronounced Flush). Carol taught the group about the twin-bucket toilet system (used in the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake areas) that you can have in your own preparedness and home kits if your utilities are disrupted due to a large-scale disaster.
The group was also instructed by Nathan Weed, Clark County Public Health and Captain Frank Mazna, Vancouver Fire Department about best practices in a disaster for hygiene, preventing disease outbreak and how to fend for yourself in a disaster.
The event was sponsored by CRESA and the Clark County Citizen Corps group. If you want to be invited to the next community preparedness education class or have emergency preparedness topic ideas that you would like to see presented in 2012, please email email@example.com.