First responders take part in GP emergency drill

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Approximately 45 people participated in an emergency response preparedness drill at Georgia-Pacific last week.

Emergency responders from city and county police and fire, as well as EMTs and members of McCall and Appleton Volunteer Fire Departments joined members from Georgia-Pacific’s emergency response team (ERT) to respond to a mock active shooter scenario. Immediately following the drill, those who participated in the exercise met to assess their team’s response, identify areas for improvement as well as recognize response achievements.

“Response preparedness drills like this help us understand how our ERT can better assist city and county emergency responders in the event of a real emergency,” said Patrick Henry, ERT coordinator for Georgia-Pacific. “We appreciate the participation and support of our local emergency responders and are better prepared as a result of this exercise.”

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The drill fulfills regulatory requirements for emergency response for the mill.