Thursday, April 10, 2014

Coeur d'Alene officials participate in mock disaster

Several representatives from the city of Coeur d'Alene participated in a full scale exercise on Wednesday to test local capabilities to respond to a large scale disaster. The exercise provided participants the opportunity to assess disaster response plans, policies and procedures.

The session focused on decision-making, coordination, and the itegration with multiple jurisdictions during a large scale disaster. The outcome of the exercise was to strengthen interagency communications and to enhance the collective ability to establish a coordinated response and recovery from a major disaster in Kootenai County, in this case, a catastrophic snowstorm.