County to Host Emergency Exercise on Tuesday, Sept. 19
Posted at 1 p.m.
Fairfax County will hold an emergency exercise, Operation Thunderbolt Strikes, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in two locations — Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons and the county’s Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.
Residents and visitors may notice an increased presence of public safety personnel and equipment (fire, police, etc.) in these areas.
There is no cause for concern — this is only an exercise.
Operation Thunderbolt Strikes will allow the county’s emergency management staff to examine and validate the coordination, command and control between the county’s emergency operations center and field command locations. Emergency management, public safety and health officials also will be able to test emergency planning and response capabilities, validate several emergency plans and improve the level of response in case of a complex coordinated attack.
If you travel in either area as part of your normal commute, you may want to sign up for free severe traffic alerts from Fairfax Alerts to stay informed about significant traffic delays. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts for more details.
For more information on the emergency exercise, be sure to check this blog tomorrow for a short video recap.
Please remember, 9-1-1 is only for emergencies. For routine questions or non-emergency situations in Fairfax County, dial 703-691-2131. To report road hazards or ask road-related question, 24/7, call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).