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CBJ & BRH will take part in National Guard all-hazards emergency exercise March 21-23

March 18, 2022 – FYI, News

The City and Borough of Juneau and Bartlett Regional Hospital are taking part in an all-hazards emergency exercise March 21 – 23 hosted by the Alaska National Guard. Community members may notice military aircraft, several large dark blue vehicles, and extra military personnel in Juneau starting this weekend.

The all-hazards exercise will simulate chemical and radiological emergencies. The National Guard will assist local agencies in assessing and coming up with mitigation plans. The community may see people in hazmat suits entering and exiting buildings.

Exercises and practices will take place in locations throughout Juneau, including the Juneau International Airport, Bartlett Regional Hospital, and Hagevig Fire Training Center. A simulated Emergency Operations Center will be set up in the Extended Stay Juneau. Some locations will have simulated activity occurring 24 hours a day.

More than 100 people will be participating in the multi-agency exercise, including staff from Capital City Fire/Rescue, Juneau Police Department, Juneau International Airport, CBJ Emergency Management, and Bartlett Regional Hospital. In addition to the Alaska National Guard, other agencies that will be involved include Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard personnel from other states, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Radiological Assistance Program.

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