Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 5, 2011

Union County Participates in Regional Emergency Preparedness Drill

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that several Union County agencies are participating in a tri-state emergency preparedness drill coordinated by the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of State Police. The drill began today and will run through Saturday, April 9. During this time, residents may see County and State police and other emergency responders at rail stations and other designated locations.

“Tabletop exercises and computer modeling are extremely helpful tools, but when it comes to effectiveness and efficiency, nothing can substitute for field training,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Deborah P. Scanlon.

Along with Union County, the participating counties in New Jersey are Morris, Essex, Bergen, Hudson, Passaic and Middlesex. Parts of Connecticut and New York are also participating.

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