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Maine puts emergency responders to the test during Vigilant Guard exercise

National Guardsmen and civilian first responders work side-by-side to clear rubble at a simulated collapsed structure on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, Thursday. Paul Penachio, director of Emergency Management for the town of Saugus, Mass., said that one of the biggest challenges to the exercise was getting everyone on the same page. “The military has a different system of mapping events than firemen do, than we do, they have different acronyms than we do,” he said. “But we figured out how to work it. The first day was difficult, but we have military and civilians working together and everyone is on the same page now.” (Maine Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Angela Parady, 121st Public Affairs Detachment)



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This work, Maine puts emergency responders to the test during Vigilant Guard exercise [Image 2 of 4], by SGT Angela Parady, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.07.2013

Date Posted:11.08.2013 15:00

Photo ID:1049428

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Location:BRUNSWICK, ME, USGlobe

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  • National Guardsmen and civilian first responders work side by side to clear ruble at a simulated collapsed structure on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station Thursday. Paul Penachio, director of Emergency Management for the town of Saugus, Mass., said that one of the biggest challenges to the exercise was getting everyone on the same page. “The military has a different system of mapping events than firemen do, than we do, they have different acronyms than we do,” he said. “But we figured out how to work it. The first day was difficult, but we have military and civilians working together and everyone is on the same page now.”  (Maine Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Angela Parady, 121st Public Affairs Detachment.)
  • Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, vice chief of the National Guard Bureau talks with Paul Penachio, director of Emergency Management for the town of Saugus, Mass., at the scene of a simulated collapsed building at the site of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. This scenario is just one part of a larger, national-level disaster response exercise, called Vigiliant Guard that is conducted four times a year by the National Guard Bureau and the United States Northern Command. The exercise pairs civilian responders, local and federal emergency response agencies, and National Guard teams as they react to a number of potentially disastrous events. (Maine Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Angela Parady, 121st Public Affairs Detachment.)
  • Firefighters from the Brunswick Fire Department survey the scene of a collapsed building at former Brunswick Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Maine, Tuesday morning. The incident is part of a large-scale civilian and military training exercise called Vigiliant Guard. During the next few days, first responders, emergency management personnel, homeland security teams and around 1500 National Guard soldiers from New England states will work together to overcome a series of natural and manmade catastrophes that culminate during a severe winter storm. (Maine Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Angela Parady, 121st Public Affairs Detachment)
  • Lt. Col. Phillip Trevino and Lt. Col. Lydia Jordan represent the Maine National Guard in the Maine Emergency Management Agency operations room during the Maine Vigilant Guard Exercise 2013, Nov. 5. "Vigilant Guard is a defense support to civilian authorities exercise, involving state and military agencies," said Robert McAleer, director of MEMA. "It is an excellence exercise because of the pressure that will be put on us, it's a real test of everybody's capabilities and I think all the emergency response team members will be challenged." Currently, and over the next three days, agencies from across the state will respond to simulated natural and man-made disaster scenarios in order to be better prepared for a large-scale incident. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Adam J. Simmler, 121st Public Affairs Detachment)

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