Boston, MA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in partnership with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will conduct a Comprehensive HAZMAT Emergency Response-Capability Assessment Program (Cher-Cap) exercise in the City of Boston on February 27, 2003.
The City of Boston is taking advantage of all of the local and federal resources that are available to us to make sure the systems and plans are in place - and that they are tested and re-tested to provide the City with the best possible plans and procedures to protect the community
This Multi-Hazard exercise will test the response capabilities of Boston's first responders and emergency management systems in the event of a multi-hazard incident.
FEMA's CHER-CAP program is designed to allow these federal and local resources to all come together in one place to study and apply the lessons learned from WTC, Pentagon, Oklahoma bombing and others disasters and to address emergency preparedness needs in Boston.
Participants in the exercise include:
- City of Boston
- Boston OSHA Regional Office
- US EPA
- Boston Emergency Management Agency
- Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals (COBTH)
- Massachusetts Hospital Association
- Boston Police Department
- Boston Public Health
- Boston Fire Department