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Carlisle Barracks hosting full-scale emergency response exercise July 13


On July 13, Carlisle Barracks will test emergency responses to a mock scenario on post – affecting all on-post buildings to include the Commissary, Exchange, and Navy Credit Union. The force protection exercise is an annual partnership activity, incorporating response teams from Carlisle and Cumberland County.

Who? When?

This year, all employees and visitors to post will be aware of the activities, e.g., temporary closures of roads or buildings. It is designed as a learning experience about individual responsibilities in the event of an actual emergency with an ‘active shooter.’ Visitors will receive guidance to remain in place for a short period of the exercise activities.  All activities are scheduled to occur during the afternoon hours on Thursday, July 13.

Both base gates – at Claremont Road and Route 11 – will close to all traffic for approximately 30 minutes, mid-day.

Resident families and patrons of all post services and retail operations will be affected by temporary building lock-downs, unless a real-world emergency presents itself. Because Dunham Army Health Clinic is closed for training on Thursday afternoons, there will be no impact on healthcare.

As part of exercising the many necessary force protection activities, the workforce will exercise a simulation of a controlled evacuation, testing accountability for all employees and residents.