Delaware.gov logo

Delaware News


Emergency Response Exercise Scheduled

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Date Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013



(Smyrna) – Emergency responders from New Castle County, the Town of Townsend, and Christiana Hospital will participate in an exercise on Thursday, September 12, 2013, designed to demonstrate capabilities for medical services for contaminated and injured victims of a radiological emergency.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires that response agencies demonstrate their capabilities during an evaluated exercise.  FEMA will provide the evaluators. The exercise is designed to show how the county, municipal, and hospital responders, show their capability of transporting the contaminated or injured victims, as well as the hospital’s capability to handle an injured and contaminated victim without spreading the contamination to non-affected personnel.

Officials from the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), the New Castle County Office of Emergency Management, and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) will observe the exercise.

image_printPrint

Recent Stories


Emergency Response Exercise Scheduled

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Date Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013



(Smyrna) – Emergency responders from New Castle County, the Town of Townsend, and Christiana Hospital will participate in an exercise on Thursday, September 12, 2013, designed to demonstrate capabilities for medical services for contaminated and injured victims of a radiological emergency.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires that response agencies demonstrate their capabilities during an evaluated exercise.  FEMA will provide the evaluators. The exercise is designed to show how the county, municipal, and hospital responders, show their capability of transporting the contaminated or injured victims, as well as the hospital’s capability to handle an injured and contaminated victim without spreading the contamination to non-affected personnel.

Officials from the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), the New Castle County Office of Emergency Management, and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) will observe the exercise.

image_printPrint

Recent Stories