Office of Homeland Security
Homeland Security to support Emergency Preparedness Exercise in Daviess County
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2010) – The Daviess County Emergency Management Agency, Kentucky Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program, and the KCTCS/Kentucky Fire Commission will host a full-scale emergency exercise Tuesday at the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport.
This full-scale exercise, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., will involve multiple emergency disciplines including county emergency management, the Red Cross, fire service, law enforcement, emergency medical services, public health, hospitals, mental health, airport administration, Transportation Security Administration staff from the airport, as well as volunteers from local schools, colleges, community emergency response teams and the Medical Reserve Corps.
The purpose of the exercise will be to simulate a 150-passenger aircraft crash using multiple role players assigned to different positions at the airport and other participating entities. Specific areas to be reviewed include triage and treatment of the injured in the field, emergency room operations, on-scene security, incident management and related activities. Exercise participation will better prepare the Owensboro-Daviess County Airport Authority and community for future emergency incidents.
Any questions concerning the event should be directed to Daviess County Emergency Manager Richard Payne at (270) 685-8448 or Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program Coordinator Butch McKinney at (859) 608-4073.