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Local Govs Invited to Participate in Weather Exercise to Test Emergency Readiness

Monday March 3rd, 2014

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is encouraging all municipalities to take part in the 2014 Spring Hazardous Weather Emergency Preparedness Exercise May 12 and 13.

This exercise is designed to test the readiness of all participating counties, municipalities, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, and other community organizations.

This year’s event will coincide with the National Guard’s “Vigilant Guard” exercise, which will test the Guard’s ability to support a civilian response to major emergencies.

The focus will be on emergency operations center management, communications, emergency public information and warning, military support to civilian authorities, and critical resource logistics and distribution.

Click here to register.

Townships should also contact their county emergency management coordinator to coordinate their participation in the exercise.

Local emergency management agencies can be found here or in the telephone book under the “Local Government” section.

For more information, contact your county emergency management agency or Aaron Rhone, PEMA, at (717) 651-2714, email arhone@pa.gov.