Community Emergency Response Team volunteers from Willits and Brooktrails arrived at the hospital, guarding each entrance and requiring all who entered to don infectious disease masks and to disinfect their hands. Casualties were triaged and the emergency response trailer, which contains a tent and an extensive array of emergency supplies was deployed to the hospital parking lot.
Howard Hospital Incident Commander Anthony Stahl says the hospital was told the drill scenario involved the release of bubonic plague and for the hospital to prepare for up to 100 infectious casualties. (cont....)
The drill involves a flu shot clinic at South High (cont..)
FEMA Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson talks about the agency's response to the California wildfires at the FEMA press briefing room in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007. It was later revealed that reporters were not given adequate time to travel to the event, so instead, the agency's public affairs staff asked questions. The decision prompted backlash from the media, DHS and the White House. (Bill Koplitz/FEMA)
New York Air National Guard Unit exercises at Stewart