Emergency response organizations will be participating in a Northern Berkshire emergency operations community drill on Tuesday, July 29, in a vacant lot located on the Curran Memorial Highway.

The emergency drill will simulate a mass casualty incident in the community in which numerous agencies would respond.

The drill will include Berkshire Medical Center and its Northern Berkshire Satellite Emergency Facility, the Police and Fire departments from North Berkshire and North Adams, and Adams, Village, County and Action Ambulance services.

The drill is designed to test the response of local emergency operations organizations in the event of a real incident.

Area residents may notice increased activity around the Curran Highway near the North Adams/Adams line and at the BMC Satellite Emergency Facility, and radio chatter during the drill.

The drill will not have any impact on response to an actual emergency, should one occur.