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Emergency drill planned for June 29 at Grand Valley High School

PRESS RELEASE
June 16, 2022

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with members of Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, Care Flight, Classic Air Medical, Colorado River Fire Rescue, Parachute Police Department, Garfield County Emergency Management, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Glenwood Springs Police Department, Grand Valley Fire Protection District, Grand River Health, Valley View Hospital, Grand Valley High School and the Northwest Regional Healthcare Coalition, is staging an exercise on June 29, 2022.

The exercise takes place at Grand Valley High School in Parachute, Colorado, around 8 a.m., with the completion of all exercises on that site by 4 p.m. The goal is to test the reaction time, various equipment operation, interagency coordination, and support in preparation for an actual emergency or incident. Such an incident could likely test all these resources.

The area immediately around the Grand Valley High School will be “closed to the public” during the exercise. The public may note, from a distance, the presence of various first responders and equipment, including multiple law enforcement agencies and emergency medical services with resources moving on and off the site during the drill. Activities may be intense, at times, depending on what resources are being tested.

These exercises are an important part of being prepared, should an actual incident or emergency occur. We appreciate the cooperation of the public as well as all parties involved.

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