The training course was conducted by Disaster Recovery Services with all first responders and medical workers being allowed to attend the course for free.
A “decontamination zone” was set up around the Piedmont Health Care Center, with those taking part in the class donning protective suits, so they could receive tips on proper ways of putting them on and taking them off to eliminate the risk of spreading the Ebola virus.
An in-depth lecture on how the virus actually does and does not spread was covered in that program.
That one-day course was conducted by Butch Tolbert, a Hazardous Materials Instructor for the Center for Domestic Preparedness.
There will be additional courses in the coming weeks in Birmingham and Oxford as well as Rome, Georgia.