FD 13 plans a windstorm disaster exercise


December 20, 2023

It’s been said that an ill wind blows no good.

In the case of the Skagit County Fire District 13 coverage area, which entails Swinomish Reservation and rural La Conner, a facsimile windstorm at the end of March is designed to do plenty good.

Planning has started for a March 30 Emergency Operations Center Windstorm Disaster Exercise and unified command strategy.

Captains Gary Ladd and Ted Taylor and Brad Reading of Shelter Bay summarized the training at the December commissioners hybrid meeting at the Snee-Oosh Road station last Thursday.

“The objective,” Ladd told the Weekly News,...

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