County conducts regional earthquake drill on July 8
Kane Countyâ€”The Kane County Office of Emergency Management on July 8 conducted a regional, multi-jurisdictional disaster drill based on the recent earthquake that was centered in Kane County last winter.
Forty-eight police, fire, EMS, public works agencies and area hospitals participated in the discussion-based drill that focused on multi-jurisdictional incident management and interoperable communications.
â€œThe drill was the culmination of a yearlong project to create a tactical interoperable communications plan for Kane County that will become part of the stateâ€™s interoperable communications strategy,â€ Director Don Bryant said. â€œLessons learned from this drill will help the county and local municipalities better coordinate interagency responses during regional disaster events.â€
The Kane County Office of Emergency Management conducts several drills throughout the year to support local emergency response to disasters.