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St. John Disaster Drill

November 18, 2010

Three rail cars carrying anhydrous ammonia – on the tracks south of the City of St. John – have derailed.  That was the scenario for the disaster table-top exercise this evening. 

Kansas Emergency Management representatives facilitated the exercise that walked the participants through a major hazardous material disaster.   The purpose of the exercise was to fine tune emergency response knowledge and to identify needs.

Table-top Disaster Exercise

A total of 39 people were in attendance.  The participants included: City Council members, City staff, Fire staff, EMS staff, School superintendent, and hospital staff.

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