Annual emergency exercise

The City is required to hold an annual emergency exercise to test its plans and train its staff. There have been many exercises to look at issues like hazmat release, severe weather issues, pandemic influenza, flooding and aircraft crashes. Exercises are often simulated with the use of a simulation team.

The plane depicted in the photos below was actually donated to the City, trucked here in pieces and used in a practical exercise involving not only emergency management personnel but also first responders and partners from other levels of government and non-governmental agencies.