November 17th was an ordinary day to most residents of Marlboro. For the senior citizens it was the annual flu clinic. For members of the Algonquin Amateur Radio Club, Marlboro Emergency Management Agency, and other town officials, it was a day to test out the ability for the city to open and run an Emergency Dispensing Site. This year’s Flu Clinic was unlike any before. It was run as a EDS complete with buses to transport people to the EDS site. AARC members rode buses and managed traffic flow, and assisted where needed.
The drill went very well and much information was obtained to fine tune it for next year, which at this time is to be run as a EDS site again.