Earlier today members of MCFRS, as well as other County Agencies/Departments, participated in a "Hot Wash" regarding the Blizzard of 2016. The meeting was hosted by the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security at the Public Safety Headquarters building in Gaithersburg.
The meeting started with the customary welcome and introductions and quickly moved into the purpose. All participants were divided into breakout groups along the line of their function in order to facilitate discussion and identify areas of strength as well as areas that need improvement going forward.
Each group then documented and reported out on their findings. These will be used to develop an after action report to further enhance the overall Montgomery County readiness and response to future similar events.
The purpose of the "Hot Wash" is described by Assistant Chief Mo Witt in the video below.