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“BOOTS ON THE GROUND” DISASTER DRILL PLANNED FOR APRIL 21ST

April 8, 2011

On Thursday April 21st, Grays Harbor County will be holding the “Boots on the Ground” Citizen Corps,  Full Scale Exercise (Apparatus and people moving). Events will be taking place in virtually every corner of the County. CERT Teams will shelter, evacuate and provide medical treatment of victims. Schools will be following their earthquake/tsunami procedures and will be evacuating to their assembly areas. Many Cities will be moving vehicles to prepare for the disaster issues. The regional hospitals will be holding a functional exercise at the same time.  Communication systems will be tested between law and fire entities as well as the county. Amateur radio will provide the Ham radio assistance throughout the exercise.  In light of recent worldwide events, this exercise has much more meaning for our region. Education, preparation and safety of every citizen and visitor to our County are our primary goals. Drills and exercises allow all of the entities to implement their emergency plans and make necessary changes from after action reviews, ultimately making a stronger, more viable emergency plan.

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