Members of the Highland and Fayette County Local Emergency Planning Committees are pictured during a tabletop exercise Jan. 24. (Submitted photo)
Members of the Highland and Fayette County Local Emergency Planning Committees are pictured during a tabletop exercise Jan. 24. (Submitted photo)
The Highland and Fayette County Local Emergency Planning Committees held a tabletop exercise Jan. 24.

The annual exercise involved the following agencies from Highland County: Village of Greenfield, Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District, Highland North Joint Fire/Ambulance District, Greenfield Police, Highland County Sheriff’s Office, Adena Hospital Greenfield and Highland County Health Department. From Fayette County, participating were the Wayne Township Fire Department, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Fayette County EMS and Fayette Memorial Hospital. Other agencies that participated were the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Department of Transportation, EPA and Ohio Emergency Management Agency.



The incident simulated a chemical spill at Adient US LLC in Greenfield. The scenario included a hazmat incident with several subjects contaminated with the dangerous chemical. They also had to deal with road closures, hospital notification, evacuation of the employees and informing the public of what was happening and how to protect themselves.

The tabletop exercise was designed to test the initial notification, Incident Command System, communication, population [rotective actions, public information, hospital services and emergency management services.

This joint exercise will lead into a full-scale exercise later this year. The Highland and Fayette Counties LEPCs would like to thank all the agencies and evaluators that took part in this exercise.

In order to receive concurrence for an exercise, the LEPCs must demonstrate successfully a majority of the Points of Review for each chosen objective. The LEPC was successful in demonstrating all chosen objectives and was provided with an order of concurrence.