MEMA conducts hazardous was response exercise with first responders

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2023-01-23 05:05:25

MEMA Southern Region Bureau Director Thomas Harris leads the Multijurisdictional Tabletop Exercise held Friday at the agency’s headquarters in Pearl.

Approximately 30 emergency responders from the cities of Jackson and Ridgeland as well as those from Hinds and Madison counties met Friday at the Agency headquarters in Pearl for what was called a “Multijurisdictional Tabletop Exercise ” in preparing for potentially hazardous events.

“We do these year round — it is a good walk-through for all the agencies,” said Executive Director Stephan McCraney. “At MEMA our main job is coordination.”

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Stephen McCraney discusses the importance of preparing for various types of emergencies with local agencies.

Also helping to stage the event were members from the Mississippi Department of Health.

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