Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Oregon Air National Guard's Mobile Emergency Operations Center deployed to Prineville first responder exercise

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130515-TK422-2372, a photo by oregonmildep on Flickr.

Oregon Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. John McIlvain, (left), Mobile Emergency Operations Center (MEOC) Chief, speaks to Oregon National Guard 102 Civil Support Team (CST) Executive Officer, Maj. Richard Paetz, via video teleconference, during an inter-agency training exercise in Prineville, Ore., May 15.

The event is part of the United States Army North (USARNORTH) evaluation for the Oregon National Guard's 102 Civil Support Team (CST), who are supporting local first responders.

Other agencies who took part in the exercise were Crook County Fire & Rescue, Salem Fire Department’s HAZMAT 13, Prineville Police Department, Crook County Public Works, Crook County Sheriff, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Prineville Community Development.

In addition to evaluating the 102 CST's manning, equipment, training and competency, the event also tested first responders' ability to react to a local civil emergency.

Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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