FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Contact: John Gulserian, 530.538.7373
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Oroville, CA - A functional exercise simulating a hazardous material incident in Butte County will be held March 11, 2015. The exercise, sponsored by the Butte County Office of Emergency Management, the City of Chico and the Butte County Training Officers Association, provides participants with an opportunity to assess capabilities, plans, policies, and procedures. The exercise will focus on decision making, coordination, and integration with multiple organizations during a multi-agency response.
“Exercises are a good way to bring together the agencies and people who would normally respond to an emergency in Butte County,” said John Gulserian, Butte County Emergency Services Officer. “Participants get to practice in a low-stress environment so they can focus on emergency response processes and build their skills.
The functional exercise will include participants from: the City of Chico, the County of Butte, CALFIRE / Butte County Fire, Salvation Army, Red Cross, Butte County 2-1-1, Union Pacific Railroad and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.