Numerous emergency exercises are set for next week. On Tuesday, March 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Norfolk Regional Airport and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at AquaVenture Water Park and Thursday, March 30 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Off Road Ranch, Norfolk first responders will be working with the 72nd Civil Support Team in the local communities to conduct a series of joint Hazmat and Law Enforcement exercises. The purpose of the exercises is to establish and refine valuable partnerships between local, state, and federal agencies in responding to incidents involving hazardous materials that may overwhelm local resources. The major activities are intentionally planned to be conducted away from heavily populated areas, in the interest of safety, but some aspects will be noticed within the city.
Residents are advised there may be responder vehicle movement and operational response actions that may pose a danger to unsuspecting observers and are therefore asked to refrain from entering areas marked "Exercise in Progress" or “TRAINING” in the interest of uninterrupted training activity and for their own personal safety.
This exercise has been coordinated with the Madison County Office of the Region 11 Emergency Management and contacts within the participating communities. Please address any questions regarding exercise activities to Bobbi Risor at 402-844-2066 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.