Como: Training Exercise Simulating A Bus Roll Over With Mass Casualties, June 15

11 Jun 2019 11:21 #1 by MountainTownAlerts
Training Exercise Simulating A Bus Roll Over With Mass Casualties
June 4, 2019

PARK COUNTY, COLO - On Saturday June 15, 2018 starting at about 6:00 am, Park County Coroner’s Office will be conducting a training exercise on North US Hwy 285 near Como at about mile marker 190. Members of the public should not be alarmed by the presence of emergency vehicles and “victims” being carried or observed on the ground. Staging for the exercise will begin at about 6:00 am. The actual exercise is expected to begin at about 8:00 am and conclude by mid afternoon.

The scenario will consist of a tourist bus rolling over in a ravine resulting in casualties. The “victims” will be mannequins. At about 8:00 am the 911 Communications Center will initiate the incident by contacting responding agencies. The team will respond to the scene to test the overall plan, preparedness for a portable morgue operation in a field situation, and examine operability of different disciplines and agencies in a mass fatality incident. The Park County Coroner’s CARE Team will be opening a family assistance center as part of the exercise.

The Park County Coroner’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their participation:

Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Colorado State Patrol
El Paso County Coroner's Office
Fairplay Police Department
Fremont County Coroner's Office
Jefferson County Coroner's Office
Hartsel Fire Protection District
Jefferson-Como Fire Protection District
Lake County Coroner's Office
Lake George Fire Protection District
North-West Fire Protection District
Park County Emergency Management & Operation Center
Park County Sheriff's Department
South Park Ambulance District
Southern Park County Fire & EMS Protection District
Summit County Coroner's Office
911 Communication Center


Media opportunities – We will make reasonable accommodations to grant access in the area. Please contact the Public Information Officer, Kim Castellano, at 303-990-4699.

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