Fort Drum holds emergency response exercise

Fort Drum holds emergency response exercise
Fort Drum is among the military bases to get a negative rating, when it comes to on-post privatized housing. (Source: WWNY TV)

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WWNY) - If you see more than the usual number of emergency vehicles in and around Fort Drum over the next few days, there’s probably nothing to worry about.

The post is involved in what officials are calling a full-scale exercise to test the installation's emergency response capabilities.

It starts Monday and lasts through Thursday.

People could see rescue, fire, and police vehicles from Fort Drum and from area agencies as they respond to simulated incidents.

The exercise is based on the ice storm that devastated the north country in 1998.

The idea is to test Fort Drum’s ability to take care of its community as well as support surrounding communities during a disaster.

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