Richard Cheek, Deployed Resources’ Emergency Management Director, will be speaking at the Urban Shield Regional Preparedness Training Seminar on Friday, September 9th. Urban Shield, which is held in Pleasanton, CA, is a comprehensive, full-scale regional preparedness exercise assessing the overall Bay Area UASI Region’s response capabilities related to multi-discipline planning, policies, procedures, organization, equipment, and training.
Richard will be sharing his expertise on Commodity Points of Distribution (CPODs). CPODs are sites for the public to go to pick up life-sustaining supplies during a catastrophic event that disrupts normal supply chains. He will be talking about how CPODs have been used in international and domestic incidents, where they should be located, how they are staffed and equipped, and how you can secure resources.