Exercise held for Clermont emergency responders

Imagine a train going off its tracks after hitting a truck, and one of the tanker cars spewing a large chlorine cloud into the air.  Then, add snow, ice, and hazardous temperatures to the formula while emergency responders try to evacuate people living in the area, establish warming centers, set-up roadblocks and evacuation routes out of the collision site.

For six hours Thursday March 18, 55 individuals representing Clermont County fire, law enforcement, emergency services, the Red Cross, and many others gathered at the Clermont County Jail to take part in a functional exercise designed to better protect our community.  Clermont was among 16 Ohio counties participating in a statewide test of emergency response procedures.