The Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Colorado National Guard conducted a functional Emergency Operations Center ("EOC") exercise on the Southern Ute Reservation, Thursday, April 5. The drill was intended to simulate a Level 1 full-scale incident, and brought emergency response teams together from multiple jurisdictions to simulate an emergency response effort. The Colorado National Guard landed a helicopter adjacent to the Southern Ute Fairgrounds, delivering members of the Southern Ute Tribal Council and Executive Office to safety as part of the simulated drill.
Veronica Lasater from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s HR department gets arrested at an SUPD roadblock as part of a mock drill coordinated between the Tribe, Colorado National Guard and local agencies.
Donald Brockus, Risk Coordinator with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Human Resources Department facilitates communication between the Colorado National Guard and emergency response teams during an Emergency Operation Center (“EOC’) exercise in Ignacio, Thursday, April, 5.
Jesse Vigil of the Southern Ute Police Department (SUPD) set up a road block near the Southern Ute Fairgrounds as part of the coordinated interagency response team.