City Hall Blog (archived)

Concord Regional Airport and emergency responders plan full-scale exercise

 

Local emergency responders will conduct a full-scale tactical exercise at Concord Regional Airport on December 5, 2011, beginning around 1:00 p.m. This exercise is designed to validate and improve our community’s response to a crisis situation. Local responders and representatives from Concord Regional Airport have worked together to design this exercise. Emergency responders will simulate the scene and use volunteers posing as role players.
 
On the afternoon of December 5, you may see a large number of emergency vehicles and emergency personnel, including police officers and other responders in tactical gear (see images at bottom of this page). Everything will be simulated. City and county law enforcement, fire and emergency medical teams, other government agencies, and private sector partners will be participating.
 
The areas where the exercise will take place will be clearly marked, but we want to make sure all area residents know about the exercise in advance. We ask for your patience and support if the exercise disrupts your daily routine. The exercise is expected to conclude around 5:00 p.m.
 
Just as emergency responders and Concord Regional Airport take steps to prepare themselves, there are simple steps that you can take now to prepare your business and home for a real disaster: make a family or business disaster preparedness kit, make a plan, and get informed. By gathering supplies to meet basic needs, discussing what to do during an emergency with your family in advance, and being aware of the risks and appropriate actions, you will be better prepared for the unexpected. Ultimately, you will help better prepare your community and the country. Please visit www.ready.gov or call 1-800-BE-READY or 704-920-5516 to learn more about preparedness activities.
 
We thank all area residents for their support of this important exercise.