County conducts regional earthquake drill on July 8

Kane County—The Kane County Office of Emergency Management on July 8 conducted a regional, multi-jurisdictional disaster drill based on the recent earthquake that was centered in Kane County last winter.

Forty-eight police, fire, EMS, public works agencies and area hospitals participated in the discussion-based drill that focused on multi-jurisdictional incident management and interoperable communications.

“The drill was the culmination of a yearlong project to create a tactical interoperable communications plan for Kane County that will become part of the state’s interoperable communications strategy,” Director Don Bryant said. “Lessons learned from this drill will help the county and local municipalities better coordinate interagency responses during regional disaster events.”

The Kane County Office of Emergency Management conducts several drills throughout the year to support local emergency response to disasters.