Saturday, June 20, 2009

Local CERTs Work Together with Support from Red Cross

On Saturday July 11, local area Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) from Arlington, Alexandra, Fairfax and others participated as victims in the Pentagon Force Protection Decontamination drill/test.

The local American Red Cross also provided support for the drill.

"At the start of the test, a harmless, traceable powder, the same one used in the previous test, will be released. After the release, volunteers who have been stationed in and around the Pentagon, will be transported by bus to a decon area. Upon arrival at the decon station, they will place their clothing in a bag and will remain wearing their bathing suit as they proceed through decon. Volunteer's clothing will be returned to them on the other side of the decon line."

Additional information about the drill is available at:

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