On November the 9th 2023 nearly 40 first responders from Grundy County, with supporting partners from throughout northern missouri met in Trenton to simulate an emergency situation striking Trenton.
The simulated emergency dealt with a hazardous materials release and fire situation that required the evacuation of parts of the area and the logistical challenges that came with such an evacuation.
Agencies and originations used there existing plans to evaluate there response to determine what things within the plans could be changed.
Groups who participated in the simulation were.
Eastview manor care center, Sunnyview nursing home, Serve Link Home Care, Wright memorial hospital physicians clinic, North central Missouri mental health center, Grundy County health department, Trenton Fire, Grundy County EMS, Trenton Police department, Livingston County Amateur radio communications, City of Trenton, Grundy County, Trenton R9, NCMC, Green Hills head start, Region H Hazmat, Missouri state emergency management agency, St Joseph Fire department.
We want to give special thanks to the Grundy County emergency management planning team who setup the exercise
Joe Dietrick – Livingston County amateur radio emergency communications.
Kelli Hillerman – Grundy County health department
Alan Barnett – Grundy County emergency management
Courtney Campbell – Grundy County Clerk
Mike booth – State emergency management agency
Glen Briggs – Grundy County emergency managment