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    Zions Bank to ready residents for pandemic

    <!--subtitle-->Coalville and Kamas Branches to hand out emergency kits on Saturday.
    <!--byline-->The Salt Lake Tribune

    <!--date-->Updated: 03/05/2009 04:18:26 PM MST
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    <script language="JavaScript"> var requestedWidth = 0; </script>
    <script language="JavaScript"> if(requestedWidth > 0){ document.getElementById('articleViewerGroup').styl e.width = requestedWidth + "px"; document.getElementById('articleViewerGroup').styl e.margin = "0px 0px 10px 10px"; } </script> If a flu pandemic or bioterrorism attack strikes the Wasatch Back, the Summit County Health Department wants residents to be ready.
    As such, it is partnering with Zions Bank to pass out emergency medication disaster kits at bank drive-up lanes in Coalville and Kamas on Saturday. The exercise is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon at the two Zions branches, each located on the towns' Main streets.
    To encourage people to participate, Zions Bank will give each child a $1 presidential coin. There also will be drawings for Jazz tickets, golf at Thanksgiving Point and 72-hour emergency kits.
    The practice run for distributing antibiotics or anti-viral medication via drive-thru windows marks the first exercise of its kind in the nation. It is funded by a grant from the Cities Readiness Initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    The bank's Coalville branch is at 5 S. Main Street, while the Kamas office is at 112 S. Main Street.
    Derek P. Jensen