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News Brief: Great Barrington emergency response drill planned for Sunday

By Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 News 4

Emergency response drill planned for Sunday

Great Barrington — Local emergency response organizations will participate in an emergency preparedness exercise Sunday, Sept. 8, on the campus of Fairview Hospital. The emergency exercise will simulate a mass casualty incident in which numerous agencies would respond. The exercise will include Fairview Hospital, Great Barrington’s fire and police departments, Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad, and other responders. The exercise is designed to test and improve the response of local emergency organizations in the event of a real incident.

Local residents may notice increased emergency response vehicle activity and radio traffic during the exercise. The exercise will not disrupt hospital services or participating partners’ responses to an actual emergency in the community should one occur.

For more information, contact Heather Barbieri, Fairview Hospital’s director of emergency management, at (413) 854-9656. or hbarbieri@bhs1.org.

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