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On October 23 Riverside participated in the Kankakee County Disaster Exercise. The scenario involved a jet crashing at the Kankakee Valley Airport. Over 400 people participated in the event, including the U.S. Army. The exercise was a huge success and all of our objectives were met. We received a total of 40 victims. Riverside staff “moulaged” the victims in order to provide a more realistic scenario. There were 164 staff members that participated in the exercise. The following objectives were accomplished:
The After Action critique was conducted on October 27. Several opportunities for improvement were identified. The Emergency Preparedness Committee will continue to update our preparedness procedures.