Disaster drill held for the deaf

RIVERSIDE, Calif. The Riverside County Department of Public Health, the /*California Highway Patrol*/, the /*Riverside County Sheriff's Department*/, and the /*Riverside Police Department*/ conducted the exercise to simulate distribution of medication to members of the deaf community in the event of a chemical or biological attack.

Officials established PODS, or /*Points Of Dispensing Clinics*/, where people would go to receive antibiotics or vaccines.

The agencies have conducted similar drills in the past. This was the first one specifically geared toward the deaf community.


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