Agencies test equipment to prepare for large-scale disaster
Emergency management agencies from around the state are once again coming together to prepare for a large-scale disaster.
On Tuesday, a mobile communication exercise was held in Cordele by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Coordinator Nick Brown says the challenge is that agencies around the state use radios on different frequencies. The goal is to make sure that when multiple agencies come together in a disaster, operations will go of without a hitch.
"If it's a large-scale disaster, agencies are going to come in to provide help in areas where they're not normally accustomed to working. The radios are probably going to be compatible in the area they come to assist. So, these vehicles provide that common connectivity and common thread," said Brown.
Brown says since 9/11, communication has been on the forefront. He adds it's also about building relationships so you know who you might end up working with if agencies have to come together in a large-scale emergency.