MOA Offers Anchorage Residents the Opportunity to Test Their Zombie Evasion Skills While Learning About Public Health Disaster Preparedness
Can you make it to the Human Safe Zone? Find out when the Anchorage Public Library and Anchorage Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) host the Zombie Scavenger Hunt on October 19 from 6:45pm – 10pm at the Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St.
Take this chance to test your zombie evasion skills while learning about public health disaster preparedness. Participants locate a specific list of disaster supplies while trying to avoid contracting Zombie Brain Virus. The goal? Make it to the Human Safe Zone without being touched by a zombie.
Along the way, survivors learn:
- About MOA Public Health Department’s role in public health emergencies
- How to avoid spreading and contracting communicable diseases
- What they need in a disaster supply kit and why
- How to create a Zombie Apocalypse Family Emergency Plan
- How the Anchorage Fire Department HazMat team decontaminates individuals exposed to toxins
Why zombies? Because if you're prepared for a zombie apocalypse, you are prepared for any disaster!
This community education project uses pop-culture’s fascination with zombies to help spread the message of emergency preparedness. The original scenario was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta and was carried out by a number of jurisdictions around the country to a lot of fanfare.
The event is free and open to anyone 12 years and older but pre-registration is required.
This year, DHHS is offering FREE Influenza vaccinations to the first 300 participants in the Survivor Safe Zone. Sign up for the shots while registering for the event.
Get more information and register to participate or to volunteer at www.anchoragelibrary.org.
Posted: October 10, 2013