MARANA, AZ – On May 4, Town of Marana will participate in a multi-agency emergency response exercise led by the Pima County Office of Emergency Management. This countywide mock, multiple-location response exercise will include federal, state and local law enforcement, fire, rescue, medical, and other first-response agencies. The event is designed to assist agencies in assessing their preparedness and ability to respond to multiple, large-scale, simultaneous events.
Media and members of the public may observe increased and realistic radio chatter from response agencies and see or hear multiple emergency vehicles responding to the simulated incident locations. The public should be aware that agencies will be engaged in realistic scenarios at multiple locations throughout the day designed to simulate active emergency response events. Exercises are planned to begin at various times and locations, including the University of Arizona, and in Oro Valley, Marana, Sahuarita, and Tucson. The specific locations or details about the types of emergency scenarios will not be released ahead of time, so that the agencies have the best opportunity to test their procedures and protocols.
Town of Marana and responding public safety agencies will use social media to announce when training exercises are underway. You can follow the Town of Marana on the Town's Facebook and Twitter pages, and on the Marana Police Department's Facebook and Twitter pages.