JBER to hold emergency response drill Thursday

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 17:24
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Stay calm, it’s only a drill.

People living near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are likely to see an increase in noise and emergency vehicles during an emergency response exercise Thursday.

According to a press release issued Wednesday, noise from the drill “may carry into the local communities adjacent to JBER.”

The increased activity will include emergency vehicle traffic, sirens, loudspeaker announcements, alerts and longer wait times at the JBER gates. The exercise will be used to evaluate security, fire, medical, explosive ordnance disposal, communications and other personnel on the joint Air Force and Army base.

“Readiness is key to our mission at JBER,” said Air Force Col. Patricia Csànk.

The base commander thanked the local community in advance for its patience during the planned exercises, which she said are crucial to the safety and security of the base.

“Our team must be ready at a moment’s notice to respond to any threat, from inside our outside our gates.”

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