Monday, November 5, 2018

"citizens of Massachusetts depend on state and federal agencies to work together"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Massachusetts State Police, US Coast Guard, local police and fire departments, federal public safety officials, private sector partners such as Gillette Stadium and Boston Harbor Cruises, the Massachusetts National Guard and representatives from other states prepare for a training exercise that will test the procedures and processes of these agencies by stressing them with large scale disaster and domestic threat scenarios. 
To keep the integrity of the scenarios for the first responders and those involved in the exercise, the times, locations and type of disaster or threat have not been disclosed to the public. The responders will need to react as they would in a real-life situation - with no prior notice. 
“This type of stress test is what we need to be prepared to support government and private entities during a real world disaster,” said Col. Margaret C. White, the director of military support for the Massachusetts National Guard, in a press release. “I am confident that this exercise will make us collectively stronger, more focused and more effective than ever before.” 
The National Guard said there will be five training locations statewide."

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