Emergency Response Exercise to be Held in Chicago area

On June 9th, a staff press release was issued on the Chicago Breaking News Center website announcing a massive emergency response exercise which could affect some of our readers and organizations located in the Chicagoland area.

In a related press release by the Illinois Army and Air National Guard, it was stated that “It is a full-scale exercise, so residents can expect to see emergency responders looking and acting as if this was a real homeland security/domestic response mission.”

The five-day training exercise will run from Sunday (June 13th) through Thursday, June 17), and will range in a variety of Chicagoland locations including suburban areas such as Oaklawn, Bridgeview, Bensenville – click here to read the full staff report.

If applicable, please pass this information along to all of the risk management, disaster planning and disaster recovery, and emergency response planning teams in your organization as well as any related community emergency response program team leaders or any individual associated with supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) PS-Prep program in the Chicagoland area.

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