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Tabletop exercise focuses on Hazmat safety


Leeann Ogle

Region 21 Emergency Management Ron Leal held tabletop exercises at the Sidney Fire Station last Thursday. The exercises give simulated incidents to aid in mitigation and preparedness of emergency responders.

Tabletop exercises are used in a variety of capacities. From college campuses to emergency management, the simulated scenarios aid in the constant improvement of any given emergency situation.

Region 21 Emergency Management Director Ron Leal recently conducted tabletop exercises with various emergency service entities to further effectiveness in a Hazardous material emergency situations.

A tabletop exercise is a place to discuss a simulated emergency situation. Members involved review and discuss the actions they would take in a particular emergency, testing their emergency plan in an infor...

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