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Commodity Point of Distribution Exercise (CPODEx)

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Denton Walmart

610 Legion Road

Denton, MD 21629

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Volunteers Needed for Emergency Preparedness Exercise

On Thursday, April 30, 2020, the Department of Emergency Services will conduct a planned emergency prepared exercise at the Denton Walmart from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Members of the general public are needed as exercise participants. The goal is for 120 vehicles to participate in the exercise during the course of the day.

This exercise will focus on a specific operation known as a “Commodity Point of Distribution” or “CPOD.” Following a significant disaster or emergency, residents may need assistance in obtaining emergency food and water due to the disruption of normal supply methods. When a CPOD is activated, a stockpile of these basic commodities is delivered to a central location where they are then distributed to the public. This operation works in a manner very similar to a drive-through.

Registration Required: Interested members of the public must register to participate in the exercise. There are no costs or fees associated with registering for the exercise and the goods you receive during the exercise are yours to keep for free. The deadline to register is Sunday, April 19.


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to participate in the exercise?

Yes. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and must provide a valid drivers license.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the exercise?

Exercise participants must drive their personal vehicle to and from the exercise. A personal vehicle is necessary to enter the CPOD. Pedestrians will not be permitted to enter the CPOD site.

What can I bring into the exercise?

Exercise participants must bring their personal vehicle to the exercise. Please ensure your vehicle's trunk/truck bed is empty or clear of clutter.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions regarding the exercise, please contact Jeff Ludwig - Caroline County Department of Emergency Services at 410-479-5834 or send questions via email to JLudwig@carolinemd.org

Do I have to bring my ticket to the exercise?

Yes. Please bring your ticket to the exercise. CPOD site personnel will ask you for your ticket upon arrival. Exersise participants may also show CPOD personnel a digital confirmation of their ticket.

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