County participates in Fort Hood exercise

Fort Hood and surrounding areas including Coryell County conducted an annual Force Protection Exercise on May 7-8 at various locations on and off the installation.

The exercise rehearsed Fort Hood, local, state and federal emergency response procedures. Several agencies including on-post and neighboring community police, fi re and medical personnel responded to several emergencies throughout the two-day exercise.

Coryell County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Harrell stated, “The exercise was very successful and demonstrated how various agencies can work together during times of catastrophic events. Issues such as family assistance, mass casualty and emergency preparedness were included in the exercise.”

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