Beebe’s disaster drill rescheduled for Wednesday evening

LEWES – Beebe Healthcare’s disaster drill scheduled for Monday evening s postponed due to inclement weather and rescheduled for this Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Beebe announced the postponement with the possibility of heavy rain in tonight’s forecast.

Wednesday’s drill will simulate a nighttime helicopter crash on the hospital’s rooftop landing pad.

The drill, scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., will include Beebe Healthcare staff and local and state first responders in this communitywide drill.

Participating agencies include:

  • Lewes Fire Department;
  • Sussex County Emergency Medical Services;
  • Sussex County Operations Center;
  • Delaware State Police Aviation and Troopers;
  • Christiana Care LifeNet Air-Medical Transport.

This drill is designed to test and ensure readiness in the event of a helicopter crash. It is part of Beebe’s ongoing emergency preparedness efforts.

As part of the training exercise, onlookers will see and hear helicopters hovering, fire trucks, paramedic vehicles and ambulances. During the drill, the Medical Center will continue to operate normally and patient care will not be affected.

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