Emergency Response Exercise taking place Friday, Sept. 23, 2011
More than 100 different agencies from around the greater Denver metropolitan area will be participating in a full-scale emergency exercise this Friday. This exercise, called Operation Mountain Guardian (OMG), is a terrorism-based exercise that will take place all day this Friday, September 23, 2011.
There are four main exercise locations: Union Station, Smedley Elementary School, Park Meadows Mall and Community College of Aurora. There are several secondary locations taking part as well, including Denver Health, Sky Ridge Medical Center, University of Colorado Hospital and Mile High Stadium. The exercise will include loud noises, simulated weapons, smoke, emergency vehicles and other equipment that will be audible and visible throughout the day.
The purpose of this advisory is to alert as many people as possible about the exercise, the specific locations, and the activities to help avoid confusion or concern.
The Denver Emergency Operations Center will be open and activated for the duration of the exercise, which begins as early at 5 a.m. in some locations and may last until 5:30 p.m. Denver’s Joint Information Center will also be open and can be reached at 720-865-7695.
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