On Wednesday, October 19, from 8:30 a.m. – 2: 00 p.m, Montgomery County Government and Montgomery County Hospitals will participate in a full-scale (realistic) exercise to test the region’s ability to respond to a mass casualty terrorist attack.
The public should take note that the exercise will
simulate the movement and treatment of mock victims to area hospitals. Residents
should anticipate additional helicopter traffic in the area.
exercise will not impact the ability to be promptly seen at local hospitals, but
people should be aware that they will likely see mock victims dressed up to look
like they have been severely injured and hospital staff in personal protective
equipment simulating the decontamination process.
People should not be
alarmed; this is a planned exercise to test the regions capability to respond to
a mass casualty scenario.
The Montgomery County Office
of Emergency Management and Homeland Security