INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - On Tuesday, eight months after the deadly South Side explosion, Richmond Hill residents and first responders will be together for the first time.
The Indianapolis Department of Public Safety has what it calls an "Efficiency Team."
This team is made of the people and organizations on the ground after the explosion: the Department of Homeland Security, Code Enforcement, the Health Department, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, federal partners and even churches that responded.
In Tuesday's meeting, they'll begin the process of evaluating what worked and what didn't work in terms of the response, both immediately after the explosion and in the days and weeks that followed.
For example, they will look at which resources for responders were needed and available as well as how quickly residents' needs were met.
The team also wants to make sure residents had a clear path of communication.
In the months following the explosion, Public Safety Director Troy Riggs said he was pleased with the overall response.
Tuesday's meeting is to determine what, if anything, could be improved upon.
"We want to give the citizens who will also be represented on the Efficiency Team a chance to kind of give their experiences," Valerie Washington with the Department of Public Safety said. "We can hear from them first hand sort of what worked for them and what didn't, and we'll have a chance to work through those with all the stakeholders there."
Once recommendations are given, Riggs will review them.
Within 30 days, he will respond as to whether any departments need to make changes.
Tuesday's meeting is scheduled for at 9 a.m. at Indianapolis Fire Department headquarters downtown.
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