Local Agencies and Organizations to Participate in Emergency Preparedness Exercise.

Local agencies and organizations to participate in emergency preparedness exercise on October 9, 2018

SANDUSKY, OH – Local agencies, organizations and first responders will be working together to exercise emergency response plans on Tuesday, October 9, beginning at approximately 8 am and concluding in the early afternoon. This exercise has been designed to test participants’ response capabilities to a simulated emergency and to have that response effort evaluated.

“Our emergency response community is committed to these full-scale exercises to be better prepared for a wide variety of scenarios,” shares Tim Jonovich, Director of Erie County Emergency Management. “All agencies and partners will be evaluated on their response plans, and the results of the evaluation will better prepare us in the event of a major incident in our area.”

More than 500 participants and volunteers from local law enforcement, fire departments, hospitals, long term care facilities, Erie County agencies, organizations, businesses and schools will be participating.

The public may see exercise-related activity at several locations, including a large police and fire presence at the mock incident location and at local hospitals. While the exercise will be conducted as a live event, emergency transmissions will indicate that the incident is an exercise only.

Due to the nature of this exercise, there will be no media availability during the event.

For more information contact Erie County Emergency Management at 419-627-7617.

Tim Jonovich
Erie County EMA / IT

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