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EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCIES TO CONDUCT HIGH-RISE TRAINING DRILL IN DOWNTOWN RALEIGH ON OCT. 23; SOME STREETS TO BE CLOSED TO MOTORISTS

posted Oct 19, 2010, 6:50 AM by Reid Serozi   [ updated Oct 19, 2010, 7:06 AM ]

The City of Raleigh Fire and Police departments are among the agencies that will participate in a high-rise building training drill that will close some street intersections in Downtown Raleigh on Saturday, Oct. 23.

 

The training exercise is scheduled to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the State of North Carolina’s Archdale Building, located

at 512 N. Salisbury Street. There will be a large number of emergency equipment at the site. Also, to create a realistic training environment, artificial smoke will be pumped into the upper floors of the Archdale Building. Citizens should not be alarmed when they see the smoke.

 

To accommodate the training drill, the following street intersections will be closed in Downtown Raleigh from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 23:

 

·         Wilmington and Lane streets;

·         North and Blount streets;

·         Polk and Blount streets;

·         Wilmington and Peace streets;

·         Salisbury and Peace streets; and,

·         Salisbury and Lane Street.

 

Agencies participating in the high-rise building training drill, in addition to the Raleigh Fire and Police departments, are Capital City Police, Wake County EMS, Raleigh/Wake Emergency Communications Center and the Facilities staff at the Archdale Building.




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