All Hazards exercise begins Wednesday

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be conducting an All Hazards Full-Scale Exercise (AHFSE) on June 7-8.

The AHFSE will involve the following specific incidents to test first responders and the Emergency Operations Center in real-world emergency situations:

  • June 7 – A Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device and an Active Shooter/Hostage Situation at Fort Shafter Flats.

There will be a short closure of Fort Shafter and Fort Shafter Flats access control gates followed by a temporary increase in FPCON measures at Fort Shafter and Fort Shafter Flats.

A Hazardous Chemical release will also occur at Area X Schofield Barracks.

  • June 8 – Mass casualties from hurricane winds/debris.

There will be displaced personnel whose homes are damaged by hurricane winds at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter. Casualties will be triaged and transported to the nearest medical facility using MEDEVAC helicopters, ambulances and litter buses.

Family Assistance Centers and shelters will also be established at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter.

Residents are advised that there will be temporary traffic delays and there will be Military Police vehicles, fire engines, litter buses and ambulances on the roadways at Area X/Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter/Fort Shafter Flats areas.

We ask for everyone’s patience, understanding and cooperation. Don’t be alarmed; this is only an exercise.

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