Emergency Training will Disrupt Traffic

Updated 5 years ago

Two major accidents will tie up emergency workers on Wednesday. The accidents are being staged as part of a training exercise.The first one will take place at the Fairfield Industrial Park. The second one at the Augusta airport.Howard Mette, who is coordinating the event, doesn’t want to give out specifics but does say traffic in those areas will be impacted in the morning and afternoon.The goal is to test communication and response efforts in Somerset and Kennebec Counties. “To make sure the emergency operations for both counties is activated.” Mette stated Monday. “We want to test triage of the victims at the sites and test how they get transported to the hospital and how the hospital either de-contaminates and or triages then treats those victims.”A couple dozen volunteers will be playing the parts of victims.


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