Reaching the injured in Winfield
Pictured above is a scene from the Mock Disaster Drill held May 11 in Winfield. Approximately 75 area firemen, police, ambulance and other emergency service providers participated in the drill. The scenario was an accident involving a school bus with children and a vehicle pulling an anhydrous ammonia tank. During the exercise, there were outside evaluators who assessed specific areas. Once the exercise was over, a general session was held to brief the participants. Dennis Gage, deputy director for Lincoln County Emergency Management, was contacted by Ryan Ruckel, assist fire chief of the Winfield-Foley Fire District and the two planned the event.