Boise County All-Hazards Exercise Helps with Preparedness During Emergencies

Boise County -- A countywide exercise was held on May 20th for approximately 200 participants. The scenarios centered on the volunteers, who are oftentimes the first on the scene of most fires and accidents in Boise County. This valuable training allowed these emergency personnel to talk out scenarios and actually practice in several mock emergency situations.
R o b e r t S h o w a l t e r, Emergency Management Coordinator, stated, "This year’s Boise County Interagency training exercise went very well. We had seven fire departments, EMS units along with Federal and State agencies. It’s a great opportunity when you can get so many different fire departments, EMS, Federal and State agencies working together in the same space at the same time. Different departments get the opportunity to sol...

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