Special Operations Exercise in Solon & Medina, OH
Members of NDR's Special Operations Team (hazmat) held joint training exercises with emergency response agencies in northern Ohio on Monday and Tuesday, September 22-23, 2014. The Monday joint exercise was conducted with the Solon (OH) Fire Department and with the Chagrin South East Regional Hazmat Team at AT&T's Solon network office. The Tuesday exercise was held in AT&T's Medina network office; it included fourteen members of NDR's SPOPS team and over 120 responders from the Medina County Emergency Management Agency, Medina Township Police and Fire, Medina County Hazmat and twenty-five other agencies from the region. The exercises included orientation tours to help the emergency responders understand the unique hazards and infrastructure present in network offices. NDR SPOPS members joined the government responders in making Level A hazmat entries into the buildings simulating the type of response that would be required if the buildings had been contaminated by a CBRN hazard.