– Establishing Points of Distribution (PODS)
Points of Distribution (POD) has become a very important element for disaster and humanitarian response, and a critical element in logistics planning. Over the years this process has become more formalized, and has been perfected by many agencies.
A POD serves many purposes. It obviously distributes supplies- often food, water, ice, blankets. It can be used to distribute medications during disease outbreaks, pandemics, or radiation releases. But it also serves an important task of putting a “human touch” during disasters, providing direct care and access to the displaced.
– Point of Distribution (POD) Training- FEMA
View this video to get a better understanding of POD’s.
DB Question :
* Points of Distribution (POD) can be extremely beneficial in disaster situations. They can also create concerns during an operation in regards to transporting supplies, safety, security and finding an optimum site for establishing a POD.
* Pick one area, either beneficial or detrimental; briefly explain how that would affect a disaster operation, and how you would improve upon the process.
* APA Style
– Two references at least