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Emergency exercise prepares responders

August 18, 2012
The Inter-Mountain


Office of Emergency Management training was hosted July 29 at the Barbour County Fairgrounds.

More than 90 participants attended, with five of the 10 counties involved in Region IV being present. The day offered classes for EMS, fire departments and law enforcement. Some of the classes offered included media, landing zone, interoperability radio training, triage class, bath salts, law enforcement hazmat, radio training and more.

The day was a huge success. Organizers wanted to thank all those who volunteered their time to help with the event, as well as all the businesses in the surrounding counties that helped with donations for the day's lunch.

A special thanks also goes out to the following for making this event possible: Barbour County Commission, Region IV OEM directors and staff; Anyssa Core, Region IV liaison; Jim Ancell; Dirk Burnside; Terry Wilfong; Bill Renzelli; Howard Peek; Barbour County 911 Center; Health Net; Pierpont Community & Technical Center; RESA 7; WVUFSE; WV RIC; West Virginia University and Davis Memorial Hospital; Barbour County Fairground Committee; WBOY; WDTV; Barbour County Parks and Recreation Police; Philippi Reserves; Belington EMS; Barbour County EMS; Junior Volunteer Fire Department; Belington Volunteer Fire Department; Philippi Volunteer Fire Department; and all responders for all they do to make local communities safe.

Jeanne Phillips

Barbour County



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