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To the editor:
For those of you who were directly or indirectly
involved in our state-level exercise, we at Logan County EMA want to
say thank you.
Over the past eight years we have planned and trained with
functional and tabletop exercises and participated in numerous
drills. Those exercises and drills prepared everybody to prepare for
this full-scale exercise. With approximately 330 participants, who
included first responders, government entities, local agencies,
state agencies and the general public, we were able to integrate the
Emergency Operations Center with the forward command post for each
and every incident to prepare the county for major incident or
disaster. All exercises are a learning experience, which allows us
to evaluate our day-to-day procedures to push us strategically and
tactically to be prepared for an unusual event.
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In closing, I would like to thank all of you who participated and
appreciate you interrupting your day. Integrating the comments from
our after-action report, we learned many lessons, but lessons we
hope never to use in real life.
Director, Logan County Emergency Management Agency
(See PDF copy of
June 30, 2012]
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