A school bus is overturned. The bus driver and students are trapped inside.
What is the best way to respond to this to make sure everyone makes it out ok and that all agencies are working together to make sure it happens as quickly as possible.
The Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee is conducting a Full Scale Exercise at 10am, Saturday September 30, 2017.
According to Washington County Emergency Management Director Desi Alexander, the scenario involves a school bus that has been involved in a wreck with a pickup truck
having propane tanks in the back of the truck.
The wreck will be simulating the intersection of Martinsburg Rd and Shorts Corner Rd but will really be taking place at the Town of Pekin garage on 5th Street (which will be closed from 10a until 2p Saturday).
There will be three locations with incidents going on:
-East Washington School
-St Vincent of Salem Hospital
-Washington County 911 Center
Alexander said that Bill Slusser with Jefferson Twp Fire Dept donated school bus for the exercise, which is currently on its side at the Pekin Street Dept garage.
The Evaluators and Controllers will be from IDHS Dist 8.
“We will be using most of the Actors from the three schools, (students and bus drivers),” said Alexander.
She said an after action and improvement plan meeting will be conducted on a later date to access the exercise.