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Mass casualty exercise planned in Ladd

PRINCETON — The Bureau Putnam Emergency Preparedness Community Partners is holding a mass casualty exercise today, Saturday, in Ladd. There will be increased emergency traffic in the area in the morning.

Participating in the exercise is personnel from St. Margaret’s Hospital, Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Mendota Community Hospital, Perry Memorial Hospital, various fire departments and EMS providers, Bureau County Mounted Search and Rescue, Bureau County Sheriff’s Department personnel, the Princeton Chapter of the American Red Cross, Bureau County Coroner, Bureau/Putnam County Health Department personnel and many others.

The public is advised to use caution when in the area.

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