Franklin County Emergency Management

Emergency Worker Assistance Center (EWAC) Exercise

On June 19, 1999, FCEM conducted the first Department of Energy-Richland (DOE-RL) EWAC drill. The drill was conducted in the City of Connell. The Connell High School was the facility where all the action took place. The drill tested Franklin County's capability to monitor, decontaminate and shelter residents evacuating from areas in Franklin County near the Hanford site. Following is a number of pictures that were taken during the drill.

Vehicle MonitoringVehicle Decontamination
Inside Monitoring StationOutside Monitoring Station
EWAC Coordinator and the Assistant E.W. Coordinator in discussion

Links to additional pictures
Thanks Brian for the pictures.
Shelter AreaParticipantsDOH Dose Tracker
Portal MonitorVehicle Decon.Vehicle Survey
Tom Rogers

FCEM wishes to thank the numerous volunteers that participated in the drill, as well as, the following agencies:

American Red Cross, DOE-RL & contractors, North Franklin School District, LDS-Connell Ward, ORPT volunteers, Coyote Ridge Correctional Center, Connell Fire/District 1, Connell Police, Energy Northwest, North Franklin Hospital District, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, City of Connell, Washington State Emergency Management and Department of Health.

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