March 7, 2014

Notice to the South Germantown Community: Emergency Preparedness Exercise at South Germantown Recreational Park on March 18; Volunteers Sought

County public safety personnel and partnering organizations will participate in a Maryland-National Capital Region full-scale emergency preparedness exercise at the South Germantown Recreational Park in Boyds on Tuesday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Much of the scenario activity will take place on the grounds of the SoccerPlex and in the Discovery Sports Center building at 18031 Central Park Circle.

Community residents and businesses are advised that the sounds, activities and equipment with large-scale public safety response that might be seen and heard on March 18 are for proactive training purposes only and not based on any specific threat to our region. Surrounding neighborhoods should expect very minimal disruption and limited additional noise.

The Germantown Indoor Swim Center and the Montgomery Tennis Plex will remain open for their scheduled activities. However, the Discovery Sports Center and all other facilities, programs and recreational activities in the park will be closed to the public during the exercise.

For additional information about the exercise, contact, Lucille Baur at 240-777-6547 or Jim Resnick, 301-500-7048.

The scenario simulation will be based on an incident in a large public area which results in multiple “casualties.” An organizing agency, the Maryland Emergency Response System, is looking for community volunteers to participate in a variety of role-playing positions during the exercise between 9 a.m. and noon.

To volunteer or receive more information about volunteering, email mwarner@miemss.org.

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