Operation Connected Alliance
On November 16, 2013, Boston University HEM, Siren 911 GPS, Los Angeles County Medical Reserve Corps, Los Anglese County C.E.R.T., Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and the Los Angeles County Environmental Health Response Strike Team participated in Operation Connected Alliance in Baldwin Park, California. The exercise tested the Siren GPS notification system in parallel with the LA County system. A mock Hazardous Materials incident was conducted and MRC, and C.E.R.T. peronnel participated in decontamination procedures. BU HEM also conducted Unified Incident Command Training and other practical exercise activities for the 120 attendees. BU HEM student Kevin O’Neill and BU HEM Adjunct Faculty Paul Rauner participated in the exercise.