Local emergency responders from Clermont County will be participating in an Emergency Preparedness Exercise in Miami Township on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. This event is ONLY AN EXERCISE.
Citizens will notice a large amount of police, fire and other emergency responders in the area on Wednesday. This preparedness training is intended to strengthen the ability of local responders to respond to future emergencies. The exercise on May 22 will simulate an accidental hazardous materials release at a local chemical facility. “Do not to be alarmed, this is only a training exercise and there is no real threat or danger during the training,” said Broughton. Emergency vehicle lights and sirens will not be used during the exercise.
The exercise will begin around 9:00 AM and end at approximately 12:00 PM. Emergency response vehicles will be staged at Camp Friedlander (581 Ibold Road). Local response agencies will respond to the Airgas USA, LLC facility (160 Glendale Milford Road) for the simulated emergency. Read full story here.