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Monday, December 13, 2010

PGFD Participates in Multi-Agency Drill

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us

Dozens of members of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department participated in a multi-agency drill on Thursday, December 9, 2010. Personnel from the Department’s Bomb Squad and Emergency Operations participated with local, state and federal agencies, both law enforcement and fire/EMS, at a facility in the District of Columbia. The drill involved "active shooters" with explosive devices and multiple casualties. The scenario played out to involve various aspects of our Department including EMS establishing a triage area, patient tracking, bomb squad deployment, suppression unit support, and interoperability.

Overall the drill was a tremendous success which re-enforced our role and capabilities in a multi-jurisdictional, mass-casualty incident.

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