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Thank you to participants in emergency response state-level exercise

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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.

Dan Fulscher
Director, Logan County Emergency Management Agency

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[Posted June 30, 2012]

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LDN report and photos from the exercise



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