WMD Multi-Agency Exercise - August 1, 2008

Media Advisory (PDF)


(By Invitation Only)

Weapons of Mass Destruction Multi-Agency Exercise

On Saturday, August 16, 2008, a comprehensive Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Exercise will be taking place in downtown San Francisco. Beginning at 555 California Street, a simulated terrorist event will provoke response from local agencies. As the scenario develops, outside agencies will be requested to respond and assist with the investigation, mitigation, rescue and recovery aspects of the incident. As the initial incident unfolds, a secondary incident will occur at #1 Post Street.

This exercise is being coordinated by the San Francisco Fire Department with the cooperation of local and outside public and private agencies. The response and actions will be critically evaluated by an Evaluation Team based on various Agency Objectives.

The observation period will be from 10am until 1pm on Saturday, August 16, 2008. Various dignitaries have been invited to attend.

This Invitation Requires an RSVP by August 13, 2008, to SFFD PIO @(415)558-3656. Media staging and check-in information will be sent upon receipt of RSVP.

Participating Agencies:

San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD)
San Francisco Police Department (SFPD)
San Francisco Sheriff’s Office (SFSO)
San Francisco Department of Parking and Traffic (SFDPT)
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
San Francisco Medical Examiner (SFME)
San Francisco Department of Public Works (SFDPW)
San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (SFDEM)
Alameda County Fire (ALCO)
Santa Clara County Fire (SCCO)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
California National Guard (95th Civil Support Team) (CNG)
Vornado Properties
McKesson Properties
Universal Protection Services
555 California Street Security
#1Post Security

# # # #