GCSO: Exercise/drill planned June 29 at GVHS

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with members of Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, Care Flight, Classic Air Medical, Colorado River Fire Rescue, Parachute Police Department, Garfield County Emergency Management, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Glenwood Springs Police Department, Grand Valley Fire Protection District, Grand River Health, Valley View Hospital, Grand Valley High School and the Northwest Regional Healthcare Coalition will be staging an exercise on June 29, 2022.

The exercise will begin at the Grand Valley High School in Parachute, Colorado around 8:00 a.m., with the completion of all exercises on that site by 4:00 p.m. The idea is to test the reaction time, various equipment operation, interagency coordination and support in preparation for an actual emergency or incident. Such an incident could likely test all these resources.

The area immediately around the Grand Valley High School will be closed to the public during the exercise. The public will note, from a distance, the presence of various first responders and equipment including multiple Law Enforcement Agencies and EMS with their resources moving on and off the site during the drill. Activities may be intense, at times, depending on what resources are being tested.

These exercises are an important part of being prepared, should an actual incident or emergency occur. We appreciate the cooperation of the public, as well as all parties involved.

GCSO: Exercise/drill planned June 29 at GVHS