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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2006
CITY WILL HOLD TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS EXERCISE
The City and
Hundreds of personnel from City, state and federal agencies will participate in the exercise, which involves responding to a series of mock terrorist incidents in the vicinity of the stadium during a major athletic event.
“Public safety is the top priority and responsibility of my administration, and the ability of our fire, police and
“The purpose of this exercise is to evaluate
Bruce said the exercise will evaluate communications among responding agencies, dispatch centers and field commanders.
Honolulu Fire Chief
The federal Department of Homeland Security requires UASI-designated urban areas to test their communications with this kind of exercise in order to qualify for federal grants.
Mayor Hannemann said, “My understanding is that we are far ahead of most other cities with our communications plan. This full-scale exercise will give us a good look at how we put that plan into effect.”
Hannemann added, “We’re glad to have the participation of state and federal agencies in this exercise, because they’ll be involved in the case of a real incident.”
In addition to the exercise participants, there will several dozen federal, state and City observers, including a contingent from
Bill Brennan, 527-6928
Mark Matsunaga, 527-6928
|Thursday, July 20, 2006|