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DRILL REPORT: Emergency Response drill in Kissimmee, FL 7/13/10 July 16, 2010

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DRILL REPORT: Emergency Response drill in Kissimmee, FL 7/13/10

Where: Kissimmee, FL
When: July 13, 2010– 9a-1p
Who: “More than 20 city, state and federal law-enforcement agencies”


Large emergency response exercise to occur at Kissimmee building
Dozens of law-enforcement officers will participate in the exercise Tuesday at an abandoned hotel on U.S. Highway 192
Amy L. Edwards
url=http://articles.orlandosentinel.com]Orlando Sentinel[/url]
July 12, 2010

If you’re driving through Kissimmee on Tuesday and notice dozens of police, SWAT teams and helicopters swarming an abandoned hotel — do not be alarmed.

More than 20 city, state and federal law-enforcement agencies will participate in an emergency response exercise at the property on U.S. Highway 192 near North Thacker Avenue.

Osceola County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Twis Lizasuain said the four-hour event will be a full-scale exercise, so people can expect specialty units including hazmat and may likely hear loud noises.
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Law-enforcement will be in uniform as well as in plain-clothes.

The exercise plot involves the discovery of an international terrorist cell.

“The exercise and evaluation will test response capabilities that include rapid and accurate notification and communications, command and control responsibilities, and information sharing among all regional participating agencies,” Lizasuain stated.

The event will occur from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Amy L. Edwards can be reached at aledwards@orlandosentinel.com or 407-420-5735.

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