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Multi-agency emergency response exercise to be held in Eugene (Photo) - 07/11/18

SALEM, Oregon – Members of the Oregon National Guard’s 102nd Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) - Civil Support Team (CST) are scheduled to participate in a full-scale emergency management exercise in coordination with the University of Oregon and first responders, July 12, 2018, at Autzen Stadium, in Eugene, Oregon.

The exercise is designed to facilitate planning and operational communications between the University of Oregon’s Safety and Risk Services staff and local first responders. This full-scale exercise is scenario-driven and focused to challenge the university and the Eugene community's incident response and management capability, integrating the Oregon National Guard's 102nd WMD Civil Support Team's capabilities into a unified Joint Hazard Assessment Team (JHAT).

This training exercise will support the University of Oregon’s and City of Eugene’s Emergency Operations Plans for jurisdictional response, and serves as a Training and Evaluation for the Oregon National Guard's 102 Civil Support Team. It also supports essential objectives to facilitate interagency coordination and critical communication while partnering with local responders and the CST.

U.S. Army North (US ARNORTH) will be working closely with University of Oregon’s Safety and Risk Services and jurisdictional responders, and will jointly plan and coordinate the exercise to support all participants. Local and specialized controllers will evaluate the efforts of university and Eugene jurisdictional responders using seasoned subject matter experts, while ARNORTH will evaluate the efforts of the 102nd WMD Civil Support Team.

The scenario and setting are designed to support mobilization and response of local and specialized state resources and capabilities, while the scope will enhance interagency relationships and capabilities with incident management beginning and sustaining at the local level, communicating with external resources as the situation dictates.

Other agencies participating in the exercise are the Eugene Police Metro Explosive Disposal Unit, the Eugene Fire HazMat 2, the University of Oregon Police Department, and the Federal Protective Services (Explosive Detection K-9).

The 102nd CST, based in Salem, can be rapidly mobilized to an incident anywhere in Oregon to assist civil authorities with early-detection and analysis capabilities of a chemical, biological or nuclear incident. The goal is to minimize the impact on civilian populations and facilitate requests for follow-on emergency and military support by civil authorities.

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