GEORGETOWN, Ohio – A full scale bi-state hazardous materials training exercise will be conducted on Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. in Maysville and Aberdeen, Ohio.

According to Brown County Emergency Management Director Barbara Davis, the Brown County Local Emergency Planning Committee in conjunction with the Aberdeen-Huntington Township Fire/EMS and Mason County Emergency Management will be conducting a full scale hazardous materials exercise on Saturday.

The event will occur at the Maysville Ready Mix on U.S. 52 at the west end of the village of Aberdeen and the Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Middle School, including the parking lot where a command post and staging area will be visible to passersby.

“The purpose of this exercise is to evaluate the Brown County Hazardous Materials Plan and response of local responders in the event of a real Hazardous Materials incident and ensure our personnel and equipment is maintained in a high state of readiness,” Davis said in a statement.

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According to Davis, there are benchmark objectives that will include communications and incident command as well as emergency public information through notifications. Outdoor warning sirens will be set off during the exercise.

“The exercise will conclude at noon with a ‘hot wash’ to follow for all participants, where they will discuss response and best practices in case his had been a real event,” Davis said.

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