WHAT: Countywide Emergency Incident Deployment Drill
WHO: Public safety agencies from across Maricopa County
WHEN: Drill will begin Tuesday, Feb. 26 and conclude Thursday, Feb. 28 with media invited to the first day of the drill on Tuesday from 7 a.m.
WHERE: White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Base Camp will be located at the Group Campground, 20570 W. Open Sky Way, Waddell, AZ 85355
WHY: Public safety agencies across Maricopa County have equipment and members that are part of a regional Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) team. UASI brings agencies together to build and sustain resources to mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism using a whole community approach.
UASI teams from police and fire agencies across the county will be dispatched and deployed to White Tank Mountain Regional Park where they will test their deployment readiness. The deployment drill will examine everything from responses to a rally point, communication systems operability and the ability for agencies to work collaboratively with each other.
The drill will bring a large influx of public safety equipment to the West Valley such as heavy rescue fire trucks, bomb squad vehicles, and more. The drill will not close any portions of the White Tank Mountain Regional Park. The park and trails will be open and accessible to all visitors.
COMMUNITY ADVISORY NOTICE: https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencysite/Documents/DRILL COMMUNITY ADVISORY.pdf