Released On: November 10, 2010
On Wednesday, November 17, 2010, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Bureau of Reclamation will be conducting a 12-hour full scale emergency exercise at Shasta Dam. The purpose of the security-based exercise is to establish a learning environment for local, state and federal first responders and to employ emergency response and security plans, policies, and procedures as they pertain to a potential emergency at the dam. Subject matter experts and local representatives from law enforcement, emergency management agencies and medical facilities will all be participating.
Private - Cal Water
Local Agencies - American Medical Response - Chenega Security - Mercy Medical Center- Redding - Redding Police Department - Shasta County Health and Human Services/Public Health - Shasta County Sheriff's Department - Shascom - Shasta Regional Medical Center - Tehama County Sheriff's Office
What: Media Briefing/Orientation of Emergency Exercise at Shasta Dam
When: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Where: Shasta Dam Visitor Center Auditorium, 16349 Shasta Dam Boulevard, Shasta Lake, CA (at Shasta Dam)
Following the briefing there will be an opportunity to witness several events scheduled as part of the training exercise. Interviews with exercise controllers and local spokespersons will be arranged. Due to security and safety concerns associated with the training exercise, certain exercise training events are closed to the media and the public.
Credentialed media should contact the Bureau of Reclamation if they are interested in attending. All participants must preregister if they plan on attending the media briefing to obtain clearance. Only those individuals with prior clearance will be permitted into the exercise area during the event.
Media who are interested in covering this event should contact Sheri Harral, Bureau of Reclamation, Public Affairs Specialist, at 530-276-2030 (TTY 530-275-8991), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than November 12, 2010.
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