EVERETT, Wash. – Naval Station Everett will conduct a regularly scheduled exercise on Wednesday, May 17. Navy personnel and others who access the base should plan to avoid gate closures and possible traffic delays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
This emergency response training will focus on a simulated hazmat incident. The simulation will include non-toxic water vapor, flashing lights, emergency response vehicles, and first responders wearing protective gear.
The exercise is designed for Navy and local emergency personnel to practice a coordinated response and improve readiness prior to an actual hazmat emergency or disaster. The base will also exercise mutual aid response capabilities with City of Everett Fire and Region 1 Healthcare Coalition partners, which include local area hospitals and healthcare providers.
Naval Station Everett is committed to coordinating with local community authorities for response and recovery operations in times of crisis.