On October 19 CHHS and the Department of Defense organized Capital Shield 2012, a full-scale exercise to test the DC region’s ability to respond to a mass casualty terrorist attack. 13 Maryland hospitals along with fire and rescue personnel from 5 counties participated. Here is a compilation of the media’s coverage of the exercise.
October 19th - Capital Shield 2012: Local Hospitals Test New Technology During Terror Drill
Source: WUSA-TV & WUSA9.com Summary: WUSA-TV and WUSA9.com's coverage of Capital Shield 2012, a full-scale terror drill for 13 Maryland hospitals that was organized and evaluated by analysts at the Center for Health and Homeland Security
October 20th - Montgomery County Rescue, Hospital Officials Test Response in Mock Terrorist Attack
Source: The Gazette Summary: Officials from the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and 13 Maryland hospitals rehearsed their response to a mock terrorist attack Wednesday. Christina Crue, MS, MEP, CEM, the exercise program manager at the University's Center for Health & Homeland Security, explained the scenario as a bomb attack at the Universities at Shady Grove.
October 19th - Maryland Hospitals, Fire and Rescue Participate in Major Disaster Drill
Source: North Bethesda Patch.com Summary: Thirteen Maryland hospitals participated alongside fire and rescue officials in the response to a mock terrorist attack. Megan Timmins, JD, senior law & policy analyst with the Center for Health and Homeland Security, said its evaluators will see how effectively our first responders triage patients, transport them to area hospitals, and how those hospitals receive the mass casualty patients and manage their movement within their hospitals.
October 19th - Terror Attack with Large Numbers of Victims to be Simulated in Mont. County
Source: The Associated Press, The Washington Post Summary: Preview coverage of Capital Shield 2012, a full-scale terror attack drill organized and evaluated by the Center for Health and Homeland Security, that tested the response by hospitals and emergency medical personnel throughout Maryland, D.C., and Virginia.
October 19th - Disaster Drill Tests Response, Technology for MD Hospitals, EMS
Source: Capital News Service TV Summary: University of Maryland's CNS-TV coverage of Capital Shield 2012, a full-scale terror attack drill organized and evaluated by the Center for Health and Homeland Security.
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