Don’t freak out – it’s just an exercise

Live near Marymount University or Glebe Elementary? Don’t freak out, but there are going to be all sorts of official things going on there on Saturday afternoon. Cops, firefighters, emergency rescue people, moulaged people with fake injuries, simulated disasters and even a three-legged dog who can balance a ball on his nose. Or not.

Actually I have no idea what all will be happening but at least now you know that it will.

From an Arlington Alert email:

Arlington County Police Department, Fire Department, and the Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a training exercise in collaboration with Marymount University on Saturday, August 11, 2007, from 2 – 4 pm.

There will be a large number of public safety vehicles in the area of Marymount University and Glebe Elementary School. There will be no use of lights or sirens on public safety vehicles for the exercise.

Please be alert to traffic conditions around Marymount University and Glebe School. There may be some delays as equipment is placed.

This is a training exercise only and will be held rain or shine. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Powers at

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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