Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Northern Virginia Emergency Response System Full-Scale Exercise Sept. 26 is a message from Arlington County Website...

City of Alexandria and Arlington County Joint Field Operation
Time: 7 a.m. to noon – Exercise play begins at 9 a.m.
Location: CSX tracks north of Crystal City (between Roaches Run and Pentagon)

The scenario designed to exercise Arlington County and the City of Alexandria involves the simulated detonation of a vehicle-based improvised explosive device (VBIED) near the rail tracks north of Crystal City (an area known as the “RO”), creating a mutual aid response. The simulated explosion creates a mass casualty situation with many burn patients. To add to the complexity of the incident, the scenario dictates that a CSX rail car was damaged in the explosion, creating a hazardous materials situation. In all, the scenario is designed to test the capabilities of incident management and coordination of pre-hospital and medical surge resources.

The exercise will begin at 9 a.m. and will run for approximately three hours. Area residents may notice a number of public safety vehicles in the vicinity during the exercise. The Joint Field Operation for the Crystal City incident will include:

Fire, Police and Emergency Management personnel from Arlington County and City of Alexandria
Fort Myer
Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA)
American Red Cross
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Remember there is a board meeting on Tuesday!