Disaster drill in Ladd
The Bureau Putnam Emergency Preparedness Community Partners held a mass casualty exercise drill in Ladd on Saturday. The scenario focused on a school bus/train accident. Participating in the exercise was personnel from Ladd Police Department, 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. Richard "Fuzzy" Fuerholzer of Peru contributed the photo.