Only a Drill: Training for Possible Disaster

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'Drills like these are important to test area responders and build a better working relationship between agencies in the event of a real disaster.'

SOURCE CITED:  EMERGENCYMGMT.COM

BY SARAH HAWLEY, THE DAILY SENTINEL, POMEROY, OHIO / MAY 17, 2017

(TNS) - What would you do if…..

That was the question put before multiple county agencies and first responders on Saturday as part of a mock disaster drill held at the Meigs County Fairgrounds and Meigs High School.  “Drills like these are important to test area responders and build a better working relationship between agencies in the event of a real disaster,” stated Meigs County EMA Director Jamie Jones.  Arriving at the school on Saturday morning, first responders, actors and others were given information on the scenario for their role in the mock disaster.

EMS, fire fighters, the Red Cross, EMA and many others were to play out the situation as if it were a real disaster which they were responding to.  The hazardous materials emergency drill was conducted by the Meigs County Emergency Management Agency and Local Emergency Preparedness Committee to test the skills and knowledge of local agencies should there be a real emergency.

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