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Gerrish Township Winter Disaster Mock Scenario 2009

On Saturday, 2-28-09 Gerrish Township Emergency Services and the Roscommon County Central Dispatch conducted it’s yearly winter table top exercise. This year, the exercise was conducted at the Roscommon Middle school and had four components of exercise. The first being a simulated small plane crash on the frozen waters of Higgins Lake, an adjacent house fire, a lost child on Treasure Island and an overcrowded staging area situation to handle. Participants included the Gerrish Township Police, Fire/EMS, Gerrish Township CERT team as well as the Roscommon County Central Dispatch. Scenes were held in different rooms where each discipline could discuss their response and plans of action as well as resource allocation with a Mentor. Below are photos of the group at various times in the scenario. Live radio traffic was used to test communications. A complete debriefing was also conducted at the conclusion of the event.