Emergency services to conduct disaster drill Saturday

Montezuma County will be conducting an emergency response and mass casualty exercise on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7268 U.S. Highway 491, Cortez. The exercise will consist of a simulated plane crash. The exercise will be conducted from approximately 8 a.m. until noon.

No road closures will result from the exercise but some short delays may result from the heavy emergency response traffic. The patience and cooperation from the citizens of Montezuma County is greatly appreciated while we conduct this necessary training.

The goal of this exercise is to test the ability of local, state and tribal agencies to respond effectively and collaborate in a large mass casualty incident. Numerous local agencies from law enforcement, fire departments, EMS, the hospital as well as others will be involved.