Multi-Agency Drill to Take Place at NHH on Wednesday
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Hospital (NHH) in partnership with the New Hampshire State Police (NHSP) will be conducting a drill in Concord on Wednesday. The “Code Silver” Readiness Drill is an exercise in dealing with a hostage situation and it is scheduled to take place inside the NHH building. There will also be a number of other entities involved in the drill, including the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Concord Police and Fire Departments and the New Hampshire Hospital Association. Through the drill State and local authorities will be able to exercise how they would respond to this type of situation and work together to resolve it peacefully. As there are a number of public safety entities involved, there will be an increase of law enforcement and law enforcement vehicles in and around the NHH facility, however there will be little if any impact to the operations on the NHH campus, or to local residents or businesses. NHH wants the public to be aware of the increased police presence so there is no confusion and no one thinks this is a real emergency. The drill is scheduled to begin at 8 AM and end at 12 PM.