Bassett Medical Center will be hosting a large scale emergency preparedness exercise between from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in Cooperstown.

This training exercise will involve Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown police, Otsego County sheriff’s office, New York State police, the Cooperstown Fire Department, EMS and Otsego County emergency preparedness.

The hospital conducts emergency exercises throughout the year to assure that they are as prepared as possible to respond to a crisis.

This exercise, since it involves partnering with first responders, makes it more involved than previous drills and may require the brief closure of some of the streets in Cooperstown.