Fort Detrick Conducts Full-Scale Exercise
Jenni Benson, USAG Public Affairs
"The reason why we do these types of exercises is to be ready. Our overarching goal is protecting and supporting our community," said U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Scott M. Halter. "If you are not signed up for AtHoc, this is a great way to stay up -to-date during an emergency situation. It is encouraged that you and your office ensure you are part of this important communication strategy so everyone can respond quickly and in the correct manner should an emergency occur," said Garth Phoebus, Fort Detrick emergency manager.
AtHoc is a crisis communication platform that allows users to receive real-time updates in the event of an emergency.
The exercise concluded with a recovery phase and an afteraction review discussing ways to improve, processes to change and things to keep doing right.
"We did a great job, but there is always room to improve and get better, especially when we are talking about t12he safety of our people and the community," Halter added.
To sign up for AtHoc, contact Garth Phoebus at (301) 619-3366.
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