News

Emergency personnel to hold full-scale disaster drill

 

Redwood City officials are warning the public of a full-scale disaster preparedness drill involving hundreds of participants today (May 18).

The drill, which lasts from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., will simulate a terrorist bomb attack at the Port of Redwood City, Redwood City spokesman Malcolm Smith said.

Several hundred personnel from local, state and federal agencies will participate in the drill, which will include simulated injuries, triage, collapsed building rescues, decontamination and other critical emergency activities.

California's annual Golden Guardian exercise, which helps emergency personnel train for real-life scenarios, is funding the drill.

The drill is not open to the public, and a news conference is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. with California Emergency Management Agency Secretary Matthew Bettenhausen, Smith said.

Comments

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Global Warming Diet
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 1,398 views

Couples: "Taming Your Gremlin" by Richard Carson
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,324 views

Preparing for kindergarten
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 756 views

Let's Talk Internships
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 593 views

 

Race is tomorrow!

On Friday, September 21, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run, or—for the first time—half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Learn More