Scott Memorial Health to Participate Emergency Preparedness Drill

September 11, 2019

A joint training exercise with local agencies

Scottsburg, Ind. (September 11, 2019) — Scott Memorial Health along with Scott County EMA will be conducting an Emergency Preparedness Drill at Scottsburg Middle School and Scott Memorial Health from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The Emergency Preparedness Drill is a joint training exercise that will test the preparedness and response of local agencies should a real crisis occur. Hospital employees and local emergency responders will take part in a mock emergency preparedness drill on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Scottsburg Middle School & Scott Memorial Health.

The event lead by Greg Ramoni, Scott County EMA/911 Director, will focus on response plans for an actual disaster which would trigger a sudden influx of patients, media, concerned community members and the “worried well” to the hospital.

The full scale mass-casualty drill is being conducted in collaboration with multiple partner agencies including SCSD2, Scott County Sherriff’s Department, Scottsburg City Police, Scott County 911 Center, Scottsburg Fire Department, and Scottsburg EMS. The training is scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and will involve volunteers who will enact a real-life crisis situation. The scenario for the practice event is a simulated active shooter at Scottsburg Middle School.

Organizers caution that the event is a significant exercise and the local community can expect to see emergency responders at Scott Memorial Health looking and acting as if it were a true disaster. Normal hospital operations and patient care will not be affected by the drill in any way.

For more information, contact Bridgett Hanlon, Director of Marketing Communications at (812) 283-2103.