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Washington County briefs

August 24, 2005|by TARA REILLY

County OKs system to continue funding


The Washington County Commissioners adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for the county Tuesday under a federal mandate.

NIMS provides a "consistent nationwide approach to federal, state and local governments to work together to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity," according to information provided by the county.

Adopting the NIMS was a directive by President Bush. Local governments are required to adopt the system to ensure continued federal funding, according to information.




Mass casualty trailer purchase is approved


Washington County will receive a mass casualty trailer with the medical supplies necessary to treat 25 critically injured patients.

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The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services awarded a grant to Washington and Frederick counties for the purchase of two trailers.

The County Commissioners approved the purchase Tuesday of the trailers from Southeastern Emergency Equipment of Wake Forest, N.C.

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