NDR conducted its 2Q 2014 technology recovery exercise in Chicago, IL from May 8-15, 2014. The exercise tested the turn-up of a small set of Layer 1 technology trailers and included on-site and off-site training rotations with Emergency Communications Vehicles, Emergency Communications Portables, and mini-COLTs (satellite Cell on Light Trailer). The site hosted media visits from ABC, NBC, and Gigaom on Friday, May 9, and hosted BCDR tours on Monday-Wednesday, May 12-14.
NDR conducted a Special Operations (hazmat) exercise in Chicago, IL from May 5-9, 2014. The team trained with members of the Chicago Fire Department's Special Operations unit on May 6-8 at the Lafayette Central Office southwest of downtown Chicago. The training included testing and monitoring for radiological hazards.