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Region 2 Homeland Security and Public Health conduct bio-terrorism exercise

Public agencies throughout Kitsap, Jefferson, and Clallam counties will test their skills during a tabletop exercise on March 29 and an Emergency Operations Center exercise on March 30. The scenario includes people attending a public event and becoming ill with an unknown condition over a period of five days following the event. Public health staff will work throughout the tabletop exercise to discover the agent causing the illness. The tabletop will end with public health officials requesting medications from the state and the opening of the Emergency Operations Centers throughout the region. March 30 begins Emergency Operations Center exercises in all three counties, and the addition of a full-scale exercise in Kitsap County . Volunteer patients will arrive at area hospitals seeking treatment for their illness. Meanwhile, public health will open an area clinic to dispense medication (in the form of candy M&M’s) to volunteers seeking to prevent illness. Law enforcement will investigate the crime while fire/emergency medical services work to transport people to needed medical care. Full Story

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