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FEMA Exercise Puts Northfield Township First Responders To The Test

The table top exercise focused on a weather disaster, the scenario being that a tornado struck portions of Northfield Township, Glenview, Northfield and Northbrook. Teams were charged with initiating their responses to injuries, power outages, damaged homes and businesses, blocked streets, and media inquiries, all while coordinating their efforts with other agencies and non-governmental bodies like the American Red Cross. 

The event gave participants an opportunity to assess and improve their preparedness, response and recovery plans, which is the core intent of Emergency Management Institute exercises. By allowing first responders to match their plans against a detailed exercise scenario, participants were able to evaluate the key challenges posed by the scenario, and they could then share their outcomes and observations with EMI facilitators who would bring that new information back to the Institute.

Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Executive Director Michael Masters said, "Under the leadership of President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County is working to ensure that we are prepared for all incidents, whether man-made or natural. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Events such as this – which bring together stakeholders from the public and private sectors, at all levels – place us in a better position to ensure that we do not fail.  We commend this effort, and appreciate the opportunity to participate."

The exercise was just one step in an ongoing process for Northfield Township's jurisdictions to work collectively together to raise the area's level of preparedness and improve its capabilities to respond and recover from a local or regional catastrophic event.

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