Stories tagged with: disaster drill

April 11, 2014 - 10:29am
19 weeks 20 hours ago

Officials from all stages of emergency response play out what could be a real life scenario.

The Emergency Management Agency hosted this table top disaster drill once a year. This year's scenario builds on a drill they did last year. In it there are victims hurt in the river and a tanker that's leaking.

All agencies work together to then figure out how to secure the area, rescue the victims and inform the public.

"It's a learning experience, "said Muskingum County...

April 26, 2012 - 7:57pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

When disaster strikes, it's important for emergency personnel to be on the same page.

On Thursday the Muskingum County Emergency Management Association took part in a tabletop disaster drill.  EMA Director Bo Keck said the drill is put on every year to meet state standards.  He said this time the group prepared for a tanker rollover accident.

"We have a committee that put the drill together and this scenario that we're using," said Keck.  "We have...

March 18, 2010 - 5:52pm
4 years 22 weeks ago


Every move the first responders made during the drill was monitored by evaluators.

The evaluators are from other county's emergency management agencies and from the state. The evaluators say this is the time for responders to make mistakes and Muskingum County has a few things to work on.

"A little bit of procedural issues, staying out of the hot zone, which is where the chemical is most likely to injure you unless you are fully covered, in this case, Level A...

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