Joseph City, AZ – The I-40 Fire Chief’s Association, partnering with the Navajo County Emergency Management and Preparedness team, hosted a tabletop exercise at the Joseph City Fire Station to help prepare first responders along the I-40 corridor.
Representatives from Holbrook, Joseph City, Winslow and county agencies attended the event.
“This exercise was designed to bring regional organizations together to start a discussion on how we would respond as a collective to keep our residents safe during a catastrophic event,” Navajo County Emergency Management Director Mary Springer said.
Agency representatives were broken up into groups and given the fictional scenario that an explosion had occurred during the “Standing on the Corner Festival” in Winslow.
Each group identified what would be needed to resolve the situation, where festival attendees could be taken to safety, and what locations injured residents could be transported to.
“We always learn about new resources and regional capabilities during these events,” Navajo County Emergency Management Deputy Director Catrina Jenkins said. “We have great local partnerships, and events like this help ensure we are prepared for any situation.”
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For more information:
Contact Adam Wolfe
Navajo County Communications Manager
Office: (928) 524-4165