Wellesley firefighter takes part in terrorism response exercise

Operation SCORE (Statewide Collapse Operations Response Exercise)

 

Wellesley Firefighter Dana Gerrans was among those participating in a recent full-scale terrorism response exercise between firefighter technical rescue personnel and the national guard over three days in Bourne at Joint Base Cape Cod. Gerrans is one of four WFD firefighters assigned to the regional technical rescue team.

“I’m very proud of the work Firefighter Gerrans performed and know the exercise makes our community and our statewide ability to respond to a manmade or natural disaster stronger due to the enhanced interoperability between the fire service and the national guard,” says Wellesley Fire Chief Richard DeLorie.

The exercise brought together approximately 350 members of the 5 regional technical rescue teams from across Massachusetts, 200 personnel from the Massachusetts National Guard, as well as staff from the Department of Fire Services  and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).   

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