CLEVELAND – Today the Indians are partnering with the City of Cleveland for a full-scale emergency exercise.
The practice drill has been in the planning stages for the past six months and is set to begin around 10:30 a.m. Downtown patrons will see members of the Cleveland Police Department, Fire and EMS, plus Cuyahoga County’s office of emergency management, the Medical Examiner’s and Sheriff’s Department around Progressive Field. The FBI, Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center, Urban Search and Rescue, SWAT and other agencies are expected to participate as well, however, there will be no disruption of public safety services.
The exercise has been in the planning stages for the past six months. Local officials say recent events in Boston and West, Texas, have highlighted the importance of these types of training sessions. Follow live tweets from NewsChannel 5 Managing Editor James Pollack inside the emergency exercise.
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