SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WJAC) — It was a coincidence that the Somerset County Department of Emergency Services hosted a severe weather drill on the same day heavy snow fell for the first time this season.
Tuesday morning, first responders and safety officials in Somerset County gathered to practice how they’d respond to a winter weather-related emergency.
“Fortunately, we don’t have to use the Emergency Operations Center a lot, but we definitely want to bring everybody in at least two times a year to do it.”
Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) representatives were also present during this full-scale exercise to help.
Local amateur radio operators from the Somerset County Amateur Radio Club also assisted in the operation to be communications staff.
While first responders are there to help, officials say make sure you’re doing your part to stay safe.