Zombie Apocalypse: Maine Town Gets Ready For Brain Eating Zombies
Miami Cannibal Attack victim Ronald Poppo’s pictures that have circulated throughout the internet for the past few weeks, have shown people worldwide the horrific devastation an uncontrolled zombie attack can do. 75% of Ronald Poppo’s face was chewed off by the Miami Cannibal. He not only had most of the skin chewed off his face, but Ronald Poppo also lost his nose and an eye to the horrid cannibal zombie attack from Rudy Eugene, the Miami Cannibal.
So how does a town prepare for an army of zombies? Who would respond? What would they do? Where would they get vital resources that likely would be in short supply? What if there wasn’t enough antidote to go around? To gets answers to these alarming questions you conduct a zombie pamdemic preparedness training exercise and that is exactly what officials in the small town of Bangor, Maine did.
100 emergency responders from eight Maine counties in conduction with the Northeastern Maine Regional Resource Center conducted a “Zombie Apocalypse,” preparedness exercise.
According to the Bangor Daily News:
“…During the exercise, representatives from several hospitals and nursing homes, public safety and emergency management agencies, the Maine National Guard, amateur radio operators and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention gathered to think about how they would respond to a worldwide outbreak of an infectious disease — in this case a “zombie” pandemic that originated in Jamaica and spread throughout the globe by bites from zombies.
“This gives us the opportunity to do something a little bit different, but it still has the same principles that would apply in a real situation,” said Kathy Knight, director of the Northeastern Maine Regional Resource Center. Participants who were “bit” by zombies had stickers affixed to their name tags. “If they don’t receive the anti-zombie drug, they progress to stage two and then on to the ‘undead’ stage,” Knight said.
To give the exercise a realistic feel, Knight brought in Don Wade, a well-known moulage expert from Orrington, who applied makeup, wax and fake blood to create zombies of varying degrees of illness.Wade said he has volunteered his service for a variety of mass casualty planning exercises over the years. He also has made up actors who appeared in public service videos about drunken driving and other dangers.
Knight said the idea was to get responders to “think outside the box. They need to figure out what they need, how they’re going to respond and how they are going to share their resources to respond to the disaster. They need to know who to go to outside their community to find the resources they don’t have, so it’s a different twist.”
“This exercise, yes it’s very entertaining, but it’s using the same tools and preparing for any kind of widespread illness,” added Allison Geaghan, an administrative assistant with the regional center.
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