Community Mass Care and Emergency Assistance


Next class scheduled for June

By Courtney Pigman - [email protected]



Pictured above from left to right: Doug Goolsby Interim Director Mingo County Emergency Management, Donnie Edwards and Freddie Justice from the Varney Community Center, and Joey Carey Chief Williamson Fire Department. Amanda Davis from the Mingo County Health Department also attended the class but was not pictured in the photo.


WILILAMSON – A Community Mass Care and Emergency Assistance class was held in Flatwoods W.Va. on April 26 through 28.

Those that attended the class learned how to set up emergency shelters in the event of an emergency requiring mass shelter within a community.

Various emergency services organizations in the area attended the event. These included representatives from Mingo County Emergency Management, the Varney Community Center, the Williamson Fire Department, and the Mingo County Health Department.

Doug Goolsby, Interim Director of Mingo County Emergency Management stated, “The class prepares those who attend to set up and find resources to maintain Emergency Shelters.”

Goolsby explained that the class was vital for organizations interested in maintaining a shelter during an emergency. “I highly recommend this class. It was very informative and a necessity if your organization would like to set up and maintain a shelter during emergency operations. “

Other Mass Care classes have been planned. A Mass Care and Emergency Assistance class will be held at Chief Logan State Park. The class will begin on June 28 and end on June 30. Those interested in attending the class may contact Doug Gooslby at 304-235-0895.

Pictured above from left to right: Doug Goolsby Interim Director Mingo County Emergency Management, Donnie Edwards and Freddie Justice from the Varney Community Center, and Joey Carey Chief Williamson Fire Department. Amanda Davis from the Mingo County Health Department also attended the class but was not pictured in the photo.
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_DougGoolsby.jpgPictured above from left to right: Doug Goolsby Interim Director Mingo County Emergency Management, Donnie Edwards and Freddie Justice from the Varney Community Center, and Joey Carey Chief Williamson Fire Department. Amanda Davis from the Mingo County Health Department also attended the class but was not pictured in the photo.
Next class scheduled for June

By Courtney Pigman

[email protected]

(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)

(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)

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