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GCMH participates in mock pesticide drill

July 16, 2011
Reinbeck Courier

Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) successfully completed a pesticide hazmat drill on July 28, 2011.

The drill involved members of the Grundy County Fire/EMS, and staff at Monsanto and GCMH. Members of a local Contract Detasseling Crew who work for Monsanto played the role of victims, to test the speed of response, while the hospital used its decontamination shower and facility for a mock chemical hazmat drill.

The goal for this training exercise is to test the communication and cooperation between all organizations, to practice skills, and to test the speed and thoroughness of decontamination procedures.

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A mock pesticide hazmat drill on June 28 involved members of Grundy County Fire/EMS, and staff at Monsanto and Grundy County Memorial Hospital.
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JoDee Knox, Acute Care/Emergency Department Manager, said, "This experience allowed for better preparation and training for all the organizations."

For more information on Grundy County Memorial Hospital services please contact GCMH at 319-824-5421 or visit



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