Four Boy Scout Troops from Kosciusko County participated in a simulated emergency drill during the evening of Sept. 22, at the Clunette Elevator.
There were 16 Scouts from Troops 715, 729 and 747, as well as parents, leaders and other volunteers who were players in the drill. The scouts and parents acted as “victims” for first responders to test their skills during a large scale emergency.
As a result of their participating, Scouts earned credit for one part of the Eagle Scout required Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge.
Some of the responding agencies were Plain Township/Leesburg Fire Department, Atwood Fire Department, Multi Township EMS, Kosciusko County Corners’ Office, Kosciusko County Emergency Management, Indiana Guard Reserve of Warsaw and the Amateur Radio Emergency Services.
The coordination of the all the players was handled by Lonnie Fisher, Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Counselor.