The 15th Age Friendly Cities (AFC-TV) show continued the discussion of emergency preparedness, introducing the unique Brookline Emergency Preparedness Buddies (EPBuddies) program. http://www.brooklinema.gov/530/Emergency-Preparedness Guests were Cheryl Anne Snyder, Department of Public Health coordinator for emergency preparedness, and Sophie Gordon, EPBuddies coordinator. Cheryl explained the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and their role in providing coaches for EPBuddies.
Sophie explored the role of coaches and buddies, the background, and the operation of the EPBuddies program in detail. Sophie and her coaches assign buddies to individuals needing assistance in preparing for emergencies of all types that challenge our readiness for ourselves and our pets.
Check out the Brookline Age Friendly Cities TV programs on the BrooklineCAN web site http://www.brooklinecan.org/ and note references on the BrooklineCAN Twitter and Facebook accounts. Programs are aired on Channel 3 on Comcast and RCN immediately following The Grandstanders live sports analysis show.