Mock disaster training set for Saturday

Staff Report -

POMEROY — On Saturday, May 13, the Meigs County Emergency Management Agency and Local Emergency Preparedness Committee will be holding a hazards materials emergency drill to test the skills and knowledge of local agencies in the event of a real life emergency.

This year the drill will be held in the area of the Meigs County Fairgrounds from approximately 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the drill numerous emergency vehicles will be seen in the area however traffic will not be affected. For the safety of participates emergency personnel are urging the public to use extreme caution in the area the day of the drill.

Agencies participating in the May 13 drill are the Meigs County EMA/LEPC, Ohio EMA, Pomeroy Fire Department, Meigs County EMS, Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Jackson County Emergency Response Team, Medflight, Holzer Meigs Emergency Department, Meigs County Health Department, Meigs County Medical Reserve Corp, American Red Cross, The Daily Sentinel and other media outlets and students from Meigs and Eastern High Schools.

In order to keep the scenario as realistic as possible for participants specific details on the drill will not be released till after the drill is complete on May 13.

Staff Report