It’s an exercise that will pay off during a crisis. A logistics staging area exercise was held at Edinboro University to prepare and practice for future large scale disasters.
“It’s great that people come out especially the Cert team which are all volunteers, but it’s nice because it’s a community effort,” said Coordinator Dale Robinson.
More than 16 organizations brought 20 resources including hazmat vehicles and other trucks and trailers to the exercise.
Practicing like this builds trust and relationships and makes things go smoother when it’s time to handle a real emergency. The exercise will also help identify what kinds of resources each county has. Incident command and Unified command were also part of the exercise.