Mock emergency exercise set for Aug. 4

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On Aug. 4, 2016, the Livingston County Department of Public Health will be hosting a Simulated Emergency Response Exercise at Fowlerville High School to test public health services to our community during an emergency. Residents may notice an increase in activity in and around the high school, including the involvement of emergency response personnel; however this is only an exercise.This exercise is designed to test a public health response to a scenario involving the release of a biologic agent in a neighboring county and the need to provide lifesaving medication to county residents. This will be a full-scale response exercise intended to test multiple departments’ processes and procedures, as well as the Livingston County Emergency Preparedness Plan. Lessons learned will be used to improve emergency response plans.

For questions regarding the event, please contact Ray Porter, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at the Livingston County Department of Public Health, at (517) 546-9850 or raporter@livgov.com.

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