Logan hospital joining with other agencies to stage emergency

Logan Regional Hospital, in partnership with community agencies, is staging a full-scale disaster response exercise Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. The exercise tests the hospital’s response as a trauma center, and community emergency response, to a simulated act of terrorism – pesticide chemical explosion event during Sunday-morning worship services at a local church. The event will include dozens of staged victims and real-time hospital and community agency response. “Logan Regional takes seriously our role of being prepared for any possible community disaster,” said Eric Collins, Logan Regional Hospital safety officer. “We conduct disaster exercises on a regular basis. Saturday’s drill has been four months in the planning with leaders from Logan Regional and the Local Emergency Preparedness Committee.” The committee includes Logan Regional, Logan City, Cache County, Bear River Health Department, Law Enforcement, Logan City Fire, EMS, American Red Cross, and other agencies.

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