Monrovia Fire Chief: Disaster Preparedness Needed in Wake of Boston Marathon Bombings

Monrovia Fire Chief Christopher Donovan said Tuesday that the city's planned disaster drill this week is all the more necessary after the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Monrovia Fire Chief Christopher Donovan released a statement Tuesday about the Boston Marathon bombings and the need for disaster preparedness:

Based on past events, such as the windstorms, and the ever-present concern for natural and/or man-made disasters, we continually train and hold emergency preparedness drills to ensure we are providing continuity in governmental service to our residents. Events like the Boston Marathon bombings are unfortunate stark reminders that we cannot predict when a disaster will occur, but we can certainly continue to train and exercise our City staff and various stakeholders from the emergency response community to remain vigilant and prepared.  That is the intent of Thursday's emergency drill.

The city is planning a disaster drill on Thursday that will simulate an earthquake that buckles an apartment building and damages a reservoir. About 70 people, including firefighters, police officers and city staff, are expected to take part in the drill.

The drill will take place at the city's Emergency Operations Center at 140 E. Lime Avenue and at Station 2 at 2055 S. Myrtle Avenue from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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