Camp Ripley to conduct emergency response exercise Sept. 13

Residents may see emergency services vehicles headed to Camp

Camp Ripley will conduct an Emergency Response Exercise both on and off post focusing on force protection and individual safety Friday, Sept 13.

“Repetitive training exercises are the cornerstones of the National Guard’s success in reacting to Federal, State and community missions,” said Maj. John Donovan, Chief of the Camp Ripley Visitors Bureau. “Organization and communication with all of our partners and supporting agencies must be maintained to ensure everyone is safe and secure,” he added.

This exercise will include law enforcement and emergency services from the surrounding communities as well as military and security personnel. This will provide a realistic estimate of their response time and how quickly they can react to an emergency at Camp Ripley when it happens.

“We always look forward to collaborating with civilian agencies and units here on post,” said Chief Patrick Boone, Fire and Emergency Services Chief at Camp Ripley. “It’s exercises like these that allow us to validate our operating procedures, drills, and the response plans for Camp Ripley employees,” he said.

Local residents may see emergency vehicles respond to Camp Ripley Friday, Sept. 13. The response is part of the training exercise that is scheduled to last approximately three hours.