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Local emergency management participates in statewide communications drill

TREMONT (HOI) – When it comes to emergencies such as the hangar fire in Monmouth, it’s critical for responding agencies to be in constant communication.

Friday and Saturday members of the Tazewell County Emergency Management Agency are practicing just that.

They’re training for multiple scenarios, connecting agencies at the local, regional, state and even federal level.

“It’s necessary to exercise and practice using the community assets we have so when there is an actual crisis or disaster, the connections are already made between all the different groups of people who will be working together,” said Bill Schock, a team lead at the Tazewell County EMA.

The two-day exercises in Tremont are part of a statewide communications drill.

Jason Howell

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