Ferndale School District to Hold Emergency Communication Exercise “CRIMSON RAM”
Ferndale, WA. The Ferndale School District is readying to join partners for an exercise in Emergency Communication. The exercise, deemed “Crimson Ram” by participating agencies will be conducted cooperatively by the Ferndale School District Safety Advisory Committee, Whatcom Country Sheriffs’ Office Division of Emergency Management, Whatcom Fire District 7, Ferndale Auxiliary Communication Service, and the Ferndale Police Department.
Community members can expect to see a large communication van and several additional emergency response vehicles:
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Ferndale High School
According to organizers, the exercise has three primary objectives:
- Build relationships and communication capacity between partner agencies so that if an actual emergency event occurs we can work together efficiently and effectively
- Test the effectiveness and capacity of the Ferndale School District’s Incident Command System.
- Practice activating the Public Information Officers response team that is part of Whatcom County Emergency Management