Hospital and Edgewood Rehab and Living Center to Hold Mock Drill
Will test their Emergency Response Plans
December 4, 2012
Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) and Edgewood Rehab and Living Center (Edgewood) will be holding a mock disaster drill on Tuesday, December 11 at 2 p.m. to test their emergency response plans. The drill will consist of a fabricated event at Edgewood that will result in several staged actors having varying degrees of simulated injuries.
NorthStar will transport these victims to Franklin Memorial Hospital. Several other public safety agencies will be assisting in the drill and providing support including Franklin County Emergency Management and Farmington Fire and Police Departments.
“During this time the public traveling on the Fairbanks or Wilton Road will notice an increase in emergency vehicle traffic and should not be alarmed,” said Michael Senecal, FMH emergency preparedness coordinator. “The drill is expected to last approximately one and one-half to two hours. To decrease public confusion, signs will be posted along these roads warning of a drill in progress.”
The goal of the drill is to test all involved agencies ability to respond and manage an emergency situation. Outside observers will closely monitor these agencies’ abilities to handle several areas of the drill including overall response, scene stabilization, internal and external communication, and maintaining normal operations.
According to Senecal, steps have been taken to minimize any disruption of services at the hospital and Edgewood.
For more information, contact Senecal at 779-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Timberlake, Edgewood administrator, at 778-3386.
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