Mock disaster to be staged in Greenfield Wednesday

By Gary Abernathy - [email protected]



The Highland County Emergency Management Agency and first responders from across the county will be participating in a mock disaster drill Wednesday in Greenfield.

Jim Lyle, emergency management director, said the drill on June 21 will result in the closing of South Washington Street from South Street to Lyndon Avenue from 5-10 p.m.

Lyle said sheriff, police, fire and EMS personnel from across Highland County will participate in the annual drill, which is a required project under the law.

The mock disaster – specific details are not supposed to be released in advance – involves a HAZMAT response to a hazardous chemical emergency.

As described on the Highland County EMA website, “The Office of Emergency Management has a mission which is mandated under Ohio Revised Code Section 5502, which requires every county to have an Emergency Management program. The purpose of such a program is to minimize the effects of a disaster and to help the community recover. There is a 4-stage process to the program.”

Questions can be directed or more information obtained by calling 937-393-5880.

Reach Gary Abernathy at 937-393-3456 or by email at [email protected]


By Gary Abernathy

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