September 27, 2011
Apex, NC – Apex staff will put their Emergency Operations Plan to the test during a drill this Thursday. A mock-disaster scenario will be played out in an exercise to assess new emergency response capabilities.
Apex Mayor Keith Weatherly said “As we approach the 5th anniversary of the EQ incident, we continue to recognize the need to be trained and prepared for any emergency response. Five years ago we received high acclaim for our response. We cannot become complacent, we must remain vigilant. The number one service provided by the Town of Apex is the safety and security of our residents.”
The exercise, to be held at the Apex Police Station, will begin September 29th at 10am, with a review of the Town’s Emergency Operations Plan, followed by a table-top drill at 1pm.
“One major improvement for the Town of Apex is the addition of a new Emergency Operations Center facility at the police headquarters,” said Fire Chief Mark Haraway. “This facility is state of the art with regards to technology and equipment that will enhance our ability to manage a disaster situation effectively.”
A demonstration of emergency response equipment will be held for the general public at 3:30pm, which includes the new Wake County Mobile Command Post, Wake County EMS Mass Evacuation Bus and the Mobile Communications Unit from Cisco.