Kenwood Towne Center conducts full scale disaster drill

KENWOOD, OH (FOX19) - Kenwood Towne Centre held a full scale disaster exercise on Wednesday.

The objective of the drill was to establish and coordinate multiple operations through communications and to test capabilities with local Law Enforcement, EMS & Fire, field triage and transportation of patients to Jewish Hospital and Bethesda North.

Disaster exercises are held throughout the year by multiple disciplines for the purpose of achieving a competent level of emergency preparedness.

The following organizations participated in the drill: Kenwood Towne Centre; Sycamore Township Fire; Deer Park/Silverton Fire; Madeira/Indian Hill Fire; Montgomery Fire; Reading Fire; Blue Ash Fire; Little Miami Fire; Loveland/Symmes; Deerfield Township; Command 400; Salvation Army; Jewish Hospital; Bethesda North; Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and Hamilton County EMA.

The drill involved multiple victims of a shooter who was loose in the mall. It was over by the time the mall opened to the public.

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