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City of Henderson is Participating in a Full-Scale Emergency Training Exercise Nov. 12-13

November 12, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATHLEEN RICHARDS, (702) 267-2051

Henderson, Nev. – The City of Henderson is advising the media and public to not be alarmed by emergency responder activities at several outdoor locations in Henderson on Nov. 12-13 during the Silver Crucible full-scale emergency training exercise. Silver Crucible is a statewide exercise that is using simulations designed to sharpen the skills of first responders and increase coordination among emergency response personnel and public safety agencies at the local, state and federal levels.     

On Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 7 a.m.-noon, up to a dozen emergency vehicles will be staged near the soccer fields at Heritage Park. Units will be dispatched using lights and sirens at various times during the exercise to a location on River Mountains Loop Trail.

On Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 7-11 a.m., first responders will simulate police activity at a house located at 47 E. Basic Rd. that will include multiple emergency vehicles, loud bangs and drone surveillance.

The portions of the Silver Crucible statewide exercise that will take place in Henderson will involve multiple agencies, including the Henderson Police and Fire departments, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, Southern Nevada Health District, Southern Nevada Water Authority and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals.

The training exercise locations are closed to the media and the public, but activity updates will be posted to social media. Follow City of Henderson on Facebook and Twitter.

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