Concord, NH: Colonel Frederick Booth, Director of the New Hampshire State Police announces a large scale, mass casualty drill to be conducted on May 4, 2008 in the greater Concord area. The exercise has been named "Operation Collaborative Effort."
The exercise will involve multiple state-level agencies to include: NH State Police, NH Marine Patrol, NH Fire Marshal’s Office, E911 Emergency Services, The Office of Emergency Management / Homeland Security, NH Fish and Game, NH National Guard, NH Technical Institute and State House Security. Also included in this drill are the Concord Police Department, Concord Fire and Rescue and the Concord Hospital.
This mass casualty exercise will involve over 125 emergency service professionals and will test interagency operability, communications as well as the National Incident Command System with the purpose of strengthening the state's emergency preparedness.
As a build up to the event on May 4, training is being provided to all involved agencies to improve communications and operations on the ground. The Operation Collaborative Effort exercise has been made possible through a Homeland Security grant provided to the New Hampshire State Police through the Office of Emergency Management/Homeland Security.
If you have any questions or require additional information about this drill, please contact Major Michael Hambrook at the New Hampshire State Police, 271-3794.