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Monroe County Selected by the CDC as a "Model Community"

Monroe County Selected by the CDC as a
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced that Monroe County has been designated as a “Model Community” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This honor is being bestowed on Monroe County for the county’s successful emergency preparedness efforts.
“It’s truly an honor for Monroe County to be nationally-recognized for our successful emergency preparedness efforts,” stated Brooks. “Our County is fortunate to have such an outstanding team of first responders and emergency preparedness professionals, and I congratulate them all for a job well-done.”
As part of CDC’s TIIDE Project (Terrorism Injuries: Information, Dissemination and Exchange), Monroe County was selected for its well-established emergency care community and public health partnerships. These partnerships are tested through drills and exercises, and test each community’s ability to respond to large-scale emergencies, both natural and those caused by terrorists.
The award was presented to Monroe County today at the State Injury Prevention Directors Association’s annual conference in Saratoga Springs. For more information about our local Emergency Medical Services and public health, visit our website.

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