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Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group hired for Lawrence Co, OH tabletop LEPC/ SERC annual Hazmat exercise for 2019

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The Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group is proud to have been hired by Lawrence County, Ohio LEPC to design and manage their tabletop Ohio SERC annual hazardous materials exercise for 2019. We look forward to working with all the great responders in Lawrence County to fulfill their exercise requirements in 2019.

Who is Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group

Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group is a small, employee owned emergency management consulting company established in 2004.

We design and manage emergency preparedness exercises. Write, review, edit, and revise emergency preparedness plans, procedures and guidelines.

We will work with you to make sure that when the unthinkable happens you have the right plans, training and experience to respond, mitigate and recover as quickly, and efficiently as possible.

Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group is proud to be a new member of the Emergency Management Association of Ohio

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Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group is proud to be a new member of the Emergency Management Association of Ohio, (EMAO).

EMAO’s mission is to strive to advance public safety for Ohioans through effective collaborations with local, state and federal partners.

EMAO’s vision is to build effective emergency management leaders in Ohio by offering education, training and leveraging the professional experience of our membership.

What a great organization! Visit them at http://emaohio.org/ to learn about and support them.

Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group hired for Perry Co, OH Full-scale LEPC/ SERC annual Hazmat exercise for 2019

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The Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group is proud to have been hired by Perry County, Ohio LEPC to design and manage their full-scale Ohio SERC annual hazardous materials exercise to be held in May 2019. We look forward to working with all the great responders in Perry County to fulfill their exercise requirements in 2019.

Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group hired for Ross Co, OH regional HSEEP full-scale terrorism exercise for 2019

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The Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group is proud to have been hired by Ross County, Ohio EMA to design and manage a regional HSEEP full-scale terrorism exercise for 2019. We look forward to working with all the great responders in the region on this project.

Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group hired for Ross Co, OH regional HSEEP tabletop terrorism exercise for 2019

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The Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group is proud to have been hired by Ross County, Ohio EMA to design and manage a regional HSEEP tabletop terrorism exercise for 2019. We look forward to working with all the great responders in the region on this project.

Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group hired for Ross Co, OH tabletop LEPC/ SERC annual Hazmat exercise for 2019

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The Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group is proud to have been hired by Ross County, Ohio LEPC to design and manage their tabletop Ohio SERC annual hazardous materials exercise for 2019. We look forward to working with all the great responders in Ross County to fulfill their exercise requirements in 2019.

DDEMG Team and N.Y. Guard Civil Support Team trains local fire departments

N.Y. Guard Civil Support Team trains local fire departments

By Staff Sgt. Michael Davis | New York National Guard | Dec. 6, 2018

KINGSTON, N.Y. – The scene was set like something out of a zombie apocalypse movie.

A large 150-year-old charity house was in obvious disrepair, unmarked blue trailers with satellite dishes around the perimeter, and people in bright orange HAZMAT suits waving around handheld scanners and speaking in muffled voices.

The Kingston Fire Department HAZMAT Team truck was parked near a blue sedan with what looked like a lifeless body in the driver’s seat. Moments later several firefighters were taken to the hospital exhibiting symptoms of what appeared to be toxic inhalation.

The next call was to the New York National Guard’s 2nd Weapons of Mass Destruction – Civil Support Team.

That was the scenario given to the Scotia-based WMD-CST, CST for short, during their joint training event with the Kingston Fire Department HAZMAT team on Nov. 28.

The CST has 22 full-time Soldiers and Airmen from the New York National Guard and supports local civil authorities during chemical, biological,

radiological and nuclear (CBRN) events throughout the entire state of New York except for Long Island, New York City and Westchester County.

“We’re always looking for an opportunity to train with local fire departments,” said Lt. Col. Aron Sacchetti, commander of the CST.

Sacchetti, who has been in command of the CST for the past two years, is committed to enhancing the interoperability between military and local agencies during chemical, bilogical, radiological, nuclear or CBRN responses.

His goal is to train in advance of an event and not meet for the first time when lives are on the line.

Since the CST trains with the newest equipment and procedures, the local agencies not only get to meet who they’ll being working with, but also gain hands-on experience before they’re called on during emergencies.

According to Staff Sgt. David Hansen, the CST’s training non-commissioned officer, a big selling point for local agencies engaging in the joint training events is learning the newest methods for decontamination.

“These events become a ‘train-the-trainer’ opportunity for smaller agencies that might not have the resources available to send their people across the country every year to learn the newest techniques,” Hansen said.

The CST members were using Class A HAZMAT suits, providing the highest level of protection available, which included a 25-pound breathing apparatus that can safely supply four hours of clean air, two-way radios and heavy-duty chemical-resistant gloves.

One of the new techniques practiced during the training was the use of a recently developed commercial decontamination agent for scrubbing the Class A suits after possible exposure to a contaminant. This replaced the previous method that included only water and bleach.

Not only did this training showcase new decontamination techniques, but also marked the first time this CST had a civilian CBRN training company facilitate the exercise.

Spc. Sean Murray, a survey team member or – ‘one of the guys in the orange suits’ – has only been with the CST for four months but can already appreciate the value of varied training scenarios.

“The scenario called for recon on a car that led to an apartment of the bomb maker,” Murray said. “We don’t usually work with cars during military trainings and training outside of our comfort zone helps refine our skills; gets us ready for anything that comes at us.”

Staff Sgt. Kristin Northrup, a three-year veteran and survey team chief of the CST, agreed that the ability to adjust on the fly is important to the job, but building the team dynamic between agencies is a critical piece to mission success.

Northrup noted that the CBRN community is small and the relationships built during trainings, conferences, and exercises are key to saving lives down the road.

“I attended an FBI conference on CBRN techniques and ended up responding to an actual event a few months later and working with five of the people I met there,” Northrup said. “The existing relationship was invaluable.”

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THANK YOU! New York 2nd CST/ WMD for the Unit Challenge Coins!

NY 2nd CST WMD CoinThe Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group would like to thank the New York 2nd Civil Support Team/ WMD and unit Commander Lieutenant Colonel Aron Sacchetti for presenting us with unit challenge coins. It has been a great experience working with this dedicated and professional unit and we look forward to working again with them in the future.

New York National Guard 2nd CST/WMD, completes Full-scale WMD preparedness exercise in Kingston, NY, GREAT WORK EVERYONE!

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The Disaster Demons Emergency Management Group was proud to work with the New York National Guard 2nd CST/WMD to design and manage their WMD preparedness exercise on November 28, 2018, in Kingston, New York. We were honored to work with New York 2nd CST/WMD and all the great responders in Kingston and Ulster County. Great work everyone!

https://www.dailyfreeman.com/news/local-news/snapshot-hazmat-exercise-at-former-alms-house-in-kingston/article_ab6e533a-f36b-11e8-b1b3-875ec7398cba.html

https://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2018/November/29/King_terror_drill-29Nov18.html