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Prepared for an emergency

Posted 10/21/21

Prepared for an emergency In 2019 plans were developed for federal, state and local agencies to cooperatively conduct search and emergency rescue operations on the water, in urban areas and in wilderness areas throughout the state. Then the pandemic

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Prepared for an emergency

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In 2019 plans were developed for federal, state and local agencies to cooperatively conduct search and emergency rescue operations on the water, in urban areas and in wilderness areas throughout the state. Then the pandemic happened and the plans had to wait. On Wednesday representatives from federal, state and local agencies conducted tabletop exercises at the Radisson Hotel as a prelude to live exercises next spring to trouble shoot and improve upon the plans. The urban exercise centered on an imagined parking garage collapse in Smithfield while the marine exercise pictured above focused on a downed aircraft off Quonset. Pictured are Shawn Lenore, director of the Federal Emergency Management National Exercise Division and Thomas Guthlein, executive director of the RIEMA. (Warwick Beacon photos)

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