Emergency Drill in Amagansett Sunday

The scene from a mass casualty drill in 2013. Durell Godfrey

A multi-agency drill for fire rescue and emergency medical services professionals and volunteers is scheduled for Sunday at 9 a.m. at Amagansett Farm, at 555 Montauk Highway in Amagansett. Severe weather will cancel the event.

The drill is designed to coordinate assets in the event of a large-scale emergency and to allow local and regional agencies to work jointly on multiple scenarios. Participating emergency responders will practice the skills needed to execute rescues in difficult environments.

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell told the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee on Nov. 10 that the mass-casualty drill will bring "hundreds of firemen, ambulance volunteers, and resources from throughout town and on the East End and Suffolk County" to the 18-acre property. "It's an important drill because it gives all the E.M.S. people the opportunity to have multiple events going on, on one property. It's a really important training opportunity for them," he said. Mr. Cantwell wanted to publicize the drill so that residents would not call 911 in alarm about drill-related activities.

David M. King, the coordinating chief and first assistant chief of the Springs Fire Department, said in a statement that, "The members of the East Hampton Town Chiefs work to provide a challenge to our department members to further our skills providing emergency services to the residents of East Hampton and Southampton Town. This drill greatly enhances our capabilities."

The exercise will include the fire departments and ambulance companies from Amagansett, East Hampton, Springs, Montauk, Sag Harbor, and Bridgehampton, as well as ambulance personnel from Southampton Town. Also participating will be the East Hampton Town police, the fire marshal's office, and the Highway Department; the East Hampton Village Mobile Command and Communications Unit; assets from Suffolk County, including aviation for Medevac, fire marshals, the major emergency response vehicle, and a command van; and evaluators from throughout the County, who will critique all participants.