Last week, the city of Independence had the opportunity to partake in a tabletop exercise focused primarily on the “recovery process” after a tragic incident. Gathering with our neighboring agencies, cultivating new and established relationships, and forming a plan, were some of the key takeaways from our experience.

We especially would like to thank Central School District 13J for spearheading the effort and convening the event. Our communities are safer and more prepared because of exercises like this.