Over 15 emergency response agencies will converge in Prineville for an emergency response drill next week.
Corey Grogan with the Office of Emergency Services says that not only includes local police, fire and sheriff; but state agencies such as the National Guard, FBI and state police are participating.
"The breadth of it is pretty large and it's very encouraging to see these different resources working together and being able to communicate. The key in an emergency response situation is communication."
Grogan says the topic of the drill is kept a secret, so they can get as much of a "real time" response from all involved.
He adds that this is a very timely drill as the Boston bombing is still fresh in people's minds, and this drill is demonstrate the readiness of our agencies.