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Regional Hospitals, First Responders and Public Safety Teams Prepare for Disaster with Wide-Scale Drill

Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 3 Organizes Exercise 

WHAT: Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 3 is orchestrating a full-scale disaster drill to enhance and maintain emergency response skills for all entities involved.


WHO: IDHS District 3 hospital bioterrorism planning committee representing 11 northeastern Indiana counties and 21 hospitals; Allen County Emergency Management Agency, Allen County Health Department; 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard; public safety personnel; first responders; healthcare personnel


WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 30, 2014


WHERE: Lutheran Hospital, 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., and multiple other regional locations


WHY: This training is vital to maintain disaster preparedness and it demonstrates to the public and elected officials that District 3 and its coalition partners work closely to ensure the best possible outcomes. Besides District 3, coalition partners include home health and hospice groups, ambulatory surgical centers, American Red Cross, public health agencies and rural health clinics. Having multiple facilities and organizations participate fosters teamwork that simulates real-life responses and learning opportunities to share best practices without jeopardizing the health or safety of any resident.

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