Gearing Up for Shaken Fury
Posted on 05/28/2019

Public safety and health professionals are gearing up for field exercises the week of June 3 – 7 in the Cape Girardeau area. Though tornado damage and flooding across the state could change plans, dozens of state personnel are coming as part of a national earthquake response exercise, Shaken Fury.

The Missouri National Guard and Missouri Task Force 1 are planning to fly in equipment and personnel to train alongside Southeast Missouri’s Region E Homeland Security Response Team (HSRT), SoutheastHEALTH’s emergency medical personnel and Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Public Safety.

Helicopters are anticipated to be flying over and landing in the city. SoutheastHEALTH will have a medical tent setup to simulate their triage response. The University activity will be mostly indoors n partnership with the Civil Support Team. A local developer has allowed a demolition site to be used as a building collapse training site for the HSRT.

The HSRT includes personnel from the Cape Girardeau Fire Department, Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Jackson Fire and Rescue and South Scott Ambulance. Theregularly train together on technical rescue (swift water rescue, trench rescue, structural collapse, confined space rescue, hazmat, outdoor search and rescue).

The public is encouraged to use local and social media to watch training activity to give public safety and health personnel space to conduct their field exercises. If driving near any practice sites, motorists should use caution and keep with the flow of traffic. Most importantly, everyone should consider their personal preparedness plans for earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, or any other hazard that could impact their life and property.

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