Haz-Mat Training At Naval Station Everett Wednesday

May 21, 2018

Everett

Naval Station Everett

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Got in a heads-up from Naval Station Everett about a training exercise happening Wednesday. Here are the details:

Naval Station Everett will be conducting an emergency response exercise on Wednesday, May 23rd.

Navy personnel and others who access the base should plan to avoid gate closures, and possible traffic delays, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The training will focus on emergency response to a simulated hazmat incident. The simulation will include flashing lights, emergency response vehicles, and first responders wearing protective gear.

The exercise is designed for emergency personnel to practice a coordinated response and improve readiness prior to an actual hazmat emergency or disaster.

Naval Station Everett has coordinated exercise response and recovery operations in advance with local community authorities. The base will also exercise mutual aid response capabilities with City of Everett Fire, local area hospitals, and healthcare providers.

These regularly scheduled exercises help maintain and improve qualifications of emergency response personnel who are responsible for protecting the safety and security of the Navy base, homeported vessels, and surrounding maritime environment.



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