Northeast Region Emergency Preparedness Exercise set for ThursdayReal time movement of assets to help identify gaps and successes
An emergency preparedness full scale exercise will be taking place this Thursday, Oct. 6. This exercise will include government vehicles being escorted by the Minnesota State Patrol to various cities within the Northeast Region. The presence of these vehicles should not be cause for concern. The day’s events are engaging participants in real-time mobilization of assets.
The exercise has been designed to involve emergency preparedness partners within the region and includes: local public health and tribal health agencies, county emergency management, healthcare facilities (including hospitals, clinics and long-term care), the MN state patrol and the 148th Fighter Wing.
The purpose of the exercise is to test the distribution plan for rapid and efficient distribution of critical resources during and following an unexpected event or scenario. This exercise is a continuation of local, regional and state all-hazard planning that has been taking place for several years and will allow partners to identify best practices and possible gaps in a realistic test environment.