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More than 200 emergency responders to practice mock scenarios for 2015 Worlds

October 13, 2014, 9:52 am

The Public Safety agencies in Eagle County and surrounding areas will be participating in a full-scale emergency preparedness/response exercise on Tuesday, October 14 and Wednesday, October 15, 2014. A full scale exercise is a lengthy exercise which takes place on location, using all necessary resources to the extent possible¾the equipment and personnel and time frames that would be involved if it were a real event.

eagle county logoParticipating agencies will be exercising their ability to respond to mock scenarios using the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships as a backdrop. Individuals throughout the county can expect to see an increase in emergency responders during this timeframe. Citizens may also receive test emergency messaging via ECAlert during the exercise.

More than 200 local emergency responders will participate in the exercise, which will stretch over two full days. This exercise is being orchestrated to test real-time emergency response coordination efforts between multiple agencies and to increasing safety and security during the event. During the exercise, agencies will be focusing on evacuation procedures, public warning and public information, resource ordering and incident management.

For the last 5 years several preparation meetings and training’s have been conducted in order to test the emergency response coordination for all participating agencies.

Exercise participants include:

American Red Cross

Avon Police Department

Basalt & Rural Fire District

Beaver Creek Resort

Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Colorado Information Analysis Center

Colorado State Patrol

Eagle County Regional Airport

Eagle County and Municipal Public Works

Eagle County Coroner’s Office

Eagle County Emergency Manager

Eagle River Fire District

Eagle County Paramedic Services

Eagle County Public Health

Eagle County Sheriff

Greater Eagle Fire District

Gypsum Fire District

S3 Partnerships LLC

Summit County Ambulance

Summit Medical Center

The Federal Bureau of Investigation

Transportation Security Administration

US Forest Service

Vail Fire and Emergency Services

Vail Police Department

Vail Public Safety Communications Center

Vail Valley Foundation

Vail Valley Medical Center

Valley View Hospital

MANY other partners local, state and federal

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