Wednesday, September 26th at Duke Farms, 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Hillsborough Township Director of the Office of Emergency Management, John Sheridan advised that there will be an Emergency Services Training Drill on Wednesday, September 26th at Duke Farms, beginning at 4:30 p.m until approximately 9:00 p.m. There will be numerous emergency vehicles present at the property during that time and residents are reminded that this is only a training exercise.
In a collaborative effort between the Hillsborough Township Police Department, Hillsborough Township Office of Emergency Management, Hillsborough Township Volunteer Fire Departments, Hillsborough Township CERT, RWJ-EMS, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Dive Team, Somerset County Search and Rescue, this training exercise is the first of its kind to be held within the Township. This drill will be for a missing child on the property of Duke Farms. Previously a drill was conducted in the Sourlands for a lost hiker in the fall of 2015.
“Training such as this is necessary so that our emergency responders can work with the various agencies in the event that an actual response was to be necessary,” stated Mayor Gloria McCauley during the announcement at Tuesday’s meeting.
Only participants of the exercise will be permitted on the Dukes property during the exercise. The orientation center is closed on Wednesdays.
About Duke Farms:
Duke Farms is a leader in environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment, and research that enhances the environmental health of the region. Through the beauty of its natural setting, the diversity of its wildlife, and the scope and quality of its educational programs, demonstrations, and research, Duke Farms inspires people to transform their approach to conservation and to start building a more sustainable future.