Full Scale Exercise

On March 20th, Volunteers with Maricopa County Department of Public Health set up and ran a Point of Dispensing or POD. Volunteers practiced handing out life-saving medications to residents of Maricopa County. A full scale exercise is a great way for volunteers and emergency responders to practice what they would do in a real emergency. During the practice, the volunteers:

  • Set up tables and pop up tents
  • Screened forms for allergies to medications
  • Handed out pretend medications
  • Reported important information to the Incident Command Center

During public health emergencies like a pandemic influenza, bioterrorist attack or a brand new disease outbreak, volunteers with the health department set up and run these PODs. Residents and visitors from all over Maricopa County would visit the POD to receive their life-saving medications. Volunteers receive training and opportunities to practice throughout the year. If you would like to volunteer and help save lives, click here to register.

  1. Office of Preparedness & Response


    Physical Address
    4041 N Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

    Phone: 602-372-2651