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9/26/2012 1:16:00 PM
Emergency Services trains for crisis
Guilford, Randolph team during scenario

As part of National Preparedness Month, Guilford County Emergency Services is participating in a full-scale emergency exercise.

The multi-phase exercise is taking place within the Guilford County emergency Operations Center on Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guilford County agencies are teaming with partners from Randolph County in the exercise.

The exercise is designed to provide realistic training for multiple agencies as it relates to a large-scale incident that impacts a large geographic area.

"National Preparedness Month provides an important opportunity for Guilford County residents to prepare for emergencies," says Emergency Services Director Alan Perdue. "Many emergencies can occur with little or no warning, so being prepared is critical. The recent episodes of flash flooding and severe weather reinforce the importance of emergency preparedness."

Guilford County Emergency Services encourages all citizens to take important preparedness steps to greatly improve their ability to survive and recover from all types of emergencies. These steps include preparing an emergency supply kit, making a family emergency plan, becoming informed about the different types of emergencies that might affect them and getting involved in community preparedness and response efforts.

Preparing for emergencies can seem like an overwhelming task, so to help residents, tips and materials are available at

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