St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

St. John Emergency Workers Participate in Drill in St. James Parish

St. John Emergency Workers Participate in Drill in St. James Parish

Friday, March 15, 2013

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH –St. John the Baptist Parish Emergency Workers, including representatives of Emergency Preparedness, Fire Services and the Sheriff’s Office participated in a terrorism response exercise hosted by the St. James Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and in coordination with the Department of Health and Hospitals on Tuesday, February 26 in St. James Parish. The exercise simulated the distribution of critical medicine in the event of a public health emergency due to an act of terrorism. The St. John emergency workers conducted the drill by splitting up into teams and going door-to-door on the eastbank of St. James Parish distributing an informational packet with guidance from the St. James Parish 48 Hour Mass Antibiotic Dispensing Plan.

“Louisiana’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Region 3 Parishes which includes St. John the Baptist Parish joined forces in St. James Parish to participate in this drill,” said St. John the Baptist Parish Emergency Operations Director Jobe Boucvalt.  “It was a great opportunity for all to see the distribution performed as it could happen in any of our parishes,” said Boucvalt.

Participants pictured:

Back Row Left to right:Deputy Graylin Burl, District Fire Chief Spencer Chauvin, Firefighter James Allen, Lieutenant Mavis Kendrick, Deputy Jenni Estraca, Detective Patrick Trammel, Deputy Jason Raborn, Deputy Carolina Pineda, OHSEP Director, Jobe Boucvalt

Front Row Left to right:Deputy Brittany Layne, Captain Anna Cox, Deputy Shannon Villafranco, Deputy Jade Davis, Deputy Tenika Tassin, OHSEP Deputy Director Kathy Gilmore, District Fire Chief Cain Dufrene

Missing from picture: Firefighter Ted "TJ" Bourg, Deputy Darlinta Cook, Deputy Robert Swancey


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