The public will have a chance to join Gov. Norm Bangerter and several local officials Friday at a demonstration of an emergency services interagency mobile command post in the athletic field west of Cougar Stadium.
The demonstration will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include several communication exercises with agencies within Utah County and with the Utah State Comprehensive Emergency Management Mobile Communication van. A full spectrum of communication equipment will be available for inspection.The mobile command post, which would be used in case of an emergency or disaster in Utah County, has been developed by the Utah County Commission, Utah County Sheriff's Department, Uinta National Forest and Utah State Lands and Forestry.
The interagency command post is part of an initial effort by county officials to coordinate municipal leaders and government agencies in preparation for emergencies and disasters.
"It's kind of a show and tell of what's available in the county," County Commissioner Brent Morris said. "Each agency will be showing off some of its own equipment."
In addition to the command post, officials from Uinta National Forest and Utah State Lands and Forestry will demonstrate a major fire command center and equipment utilized by the Utah County Interagency Fire Strike Team.
Admission to the demonstration is free. For information contact Loyal Clark, public information officer for Uinta National Forest, at 377-5780.