Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Major Exercise Notification

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.

This 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

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