Manley trains to handle pandemic

Published 3:51 pm Friday, November 13, 2009

Pearl River County’s Emergency Management Director Danny Manley participated in training that will enable him to assist health professionals with a possible flu pandemic.

Manley said that while the training focused on the swine flu strain, otherwise known as N1H1, it also dealt with any other pandemic strain.

The training will enable him to work with the country’s health professionals to deal with any possible issues that might arise in the instance of a flu pandemic. Manley said the specific actions that would take place if a pandemic were declared would be determined by those health professionals.

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Manley said those actions would be geared toward accommodating a large number of infected people.

“I feel that is the next potential threat and that’s why I went,” Manley said.

The training was funded by the federal government and was conducted at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala., according to a release from FEMA. Manley said the training took place from Nov. 1, through Nov. 7.

The release states that the hand-on training ensures the emergency responders will have the skills and confidence to handle such incidents.