Multi-Agencies Participate in Full-Scale Emergency Exercise Tomorrow in Kissimmee
Published On: Monday Jul. 12, 2010
WHEN: July 13, 2010, 9 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: ABANDONED HOTEL property (ACROSS FROM THE K-MART located at 2009 West VINE STREET, KISSIMMEE, FL 34741)
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Orlando/Orange Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and over 20 municipal, county, state and Federal agencies will participate in a full-scale emergency response preparedness exercise on July 13. The four-hour exercise will evaluate response capabilities to an emergency event that involves the discovery of an international terrorist cell and a terrorist-drive plot. Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Teams, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Teams, Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Teams and other assets will test their capabilities.
This year’s exercise is part of a progressive exercise program for the Orlando/Orange UASI that is made up of City of Orlando, Orange County, Brevard County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Osceola County and Lake County. This progressive exercise program will incorporate the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and the responding agencies' plans and procedures within the region. The exercise and evaluation will test response capabilities that include rapid and accurate notification and communications, command and control responsibilities, and information sharing among all regional participating agencies.
Media planning to attend must RSVP to Ann Rowe-McMullen at 850-933-0161 or Twis Lizasuain at 407-709-9135 no later than 5 p.m. today. Interview opportunities will be arranged during the exercise.