2013: Vernon Hosts Regional Disaster Drill

The year in review 2013.

Photo Credit: Chris Dehnel
Photo Credit: Chris Dehnel
It was only a drill. 

But Oh did it look real. 

in August, Vernon hosted a regional mass casualty drill simulating a disaster a Rockville High School 

The drill was dubbed "I.M.P.A.C.T. 2013" for "Integrated Municipal Preparedness and Collaborative Training." The victims were dressed with moulaged injuries and props to make the scene as realistic as possible.  

The drill involved  more than 100 police officers, fire officials, EMS responders and school officials from across the region. They did not know the scenario in advance. 

The event was staged in conjunction with the Capitol Region Council of Governments, which provided partial funding for the exercise. "Subject-matter" experts from across the region directed and evaluated the exercise.


In an after-action report, the drill was deemed a success, but the drill is also being used to improve responses.

Joe Smith December 31, 2013 at 07:41 AM
A Look Inside Your Side - What if, that happily prepared person were you? www.disasterprepared.net


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