Kamies and Bruxvoort represent health system at CDP training
Emergency responders Aiko Kamies, paramedic, and Rob Bruxvoort, firefighter and EMT – both employees of Orange City Area Health System – recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama. The CDP is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Training at the CDP includes healthcare and public health courses at the Noble Training Facility, the nation’s only hospital dedicated to training healthcare professional in disaster preparedness and response. Hands-on training helps responders to effectively prevent, respond to, and recover from real-world incidents. Kamies and Bruxvoort are members of Orange City Area Health System’s “Hospital Incident Command System” (HICS) team, which meets regularly to plan for potential incidents and carry out drills involving the health system staff. More information about Orange City Area Health System, its clinics, hospital, home health and hospice, and senior care services, can be found at ocHealthSystem.org.