Denver, they are taking over Denver.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by VisuTrac, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

  2. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    looks like fun
    yeah, right
  3. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    It seems like a Jones beat up

    We have similar anti-terrorism exercises in Australia from time to time, where the SAS, Commandos, State and Federal police, Emergency Services and various government instrumentalities war game various terrorist and disaster scenarios. I don't think there is as much paranoia about the Federal Government subverting our democratic institutions by establishing a dictatorship by coup d'etat.

    It's better to conduct such exercises and iron out the glitches in tactical and command, control, communications and co-ordination practices and procedures before a real incident, than to make things up as you go. As the saying goes...."the more we sweat in training, the less we bleed in battle".

    Coincidentally, Australia has its own Jones shock jock (Alan Jones), whose opinions quite frankly aren't worth the proverbial pinch of $hite.

    Alan Jones (radio broadcaster) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    It looks like just a bunch of co-ordinated DRILLS. Get that many people together of many different agencies, they need to get all the 'goodie' they can. These drills are expensive, ya know!
    Hey, maybe when the 'Real Deal' goes down, the different players will actually KNOW how to handle it, and not come across like a pack of red-arsed zoo monkeys flinging poo at each other. They need to know how to work together NOW, before the shooting starts.
    I see no great problem here, as long as the storm-troopers aren't going into people's homes against their will, or otherwise screwing with non-members of this evolution.

    I think Alex is trying to drum up his falling readership/viewing numbers.......

    Cry "Wolf!" too many times, you will become marginalized.
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  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Found more info on another forum site:

    Operation Mountain Guardian Emergency Exercise
    September 19th, 2011


    Contact: Lynn Kimbrough at (720-913-9025)

    Operation Mountain Guardian Emergency Exercise

    September 23, 2011

    Operation Mountain Guardian is a terrorism-based, full-scale emergency exercise scheduled to take place in numerous locations in the Denver metro area on Friday, September 23, 2011. The exercise will involve first responders from 81 different agencies**, will be conducted at ten separate locations and will include loud noises, simulated weapons, smoke, emergency vehicles and other equipment that will be audible and visible throughout the day.

    The purpose of this advisory is to provide information that can be disseminated to the public ahead of time to avoid confusion or concern on exercise day, as well as to invite media coverage of the event.

    Operation Mountain Guardian will be held at the following locations throughout the Denver Metropolitan area:
    Primary Locations

    1.Park Meadows Mall
    2.Smedley Elementary School
    3.Denver Union Station
    4.Community College of Aurora (Lowry Campus)

    Secondary Locations

    1.Denver International Airport
    2.Sky Ridge Medical Center
    3.Denver Health Medical Center
    4.University of Colorado Hospital
    5.Catholic Charities (NW Denver)
    6.Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    A Public Information Officer will be available at each primary location to coordinate safe access for media representatives and provide information. A Denver Joint Information Center PIO will also be available at 720-865-7695.
    MEDIA: Please contact the Joint Information Center or on site PIO for inquiries related to this exercise (not individual agencies). Media inquiries not associated with this event should continue to be directed to the appropriate agency.

    The exercise has been designed as a learning event for regional first responders to test their capabilities in a scenario that will involve a terrorist-driven catastrophic situation. Exercise play will occur at the four primary sites and DIA. Catholic Charities and Sports Authority Field at Mile High will participate in an administrative fashion to test student/teacher processing activities. Sky Ridge Medical Center, Denver Health Medical Center, and University of Colorado Hospital will participate for the purpose of testing medical surge capabilities and communicating within Incident Command.

    The exercise is scheduled to begin at 0500 hours and end by 1630 hours.
    NEWS ADVISORY: Operation Mountain Guardian (continued)


    Operation Mountain Guardian is a terrorism-based full-scale exercise sponsored by the North Central All-Hazards Emergency Management Region, Denver Urban Area Security Initiative, and Front Range Metropolitan Medical Response System. The exercise is a Homeland Security Grant funded event made possible due to grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through FEMA Region VIII and the State of Colorado Governor’s Office of Homeland Security.

    The North Central All-Hazards Emergency Management Region is one of nine emergency preparedness and response Regions within the State of Colorado. The North Central Region (NCR) is organized around ten counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin and Jefferson.

    One purpose of the NCR is to improve Region-wide emergency preparedness, response and homeland security capabilities through coordinated planning, training and exercise efforts. This exercise is evidence of the growing public safety partnership between regional emergency response agencies.

    Operation Mountain Guardian is part of a Regional Training and Exercise Plan established in 2009. Planning for Operation Mountain Guardian began in January 2010 and has included several building-block events designed to prepare responders to effectively participate in the full-scale exercise.

    The overall Operation Mountain Guardian exercise objectives are:

    1. Communications: Assess the ability to establish and maintain multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional communications in response to a terrorism incident.

    2. Hazmat Response and Decontamination: Evaluate the capability to coordinate multiple hazmat response teams and assess their ability to perform initial response actions.

    3. Public Safety & Security Response: Evaluate the ability to establish scene security and crime scene preservation, coordinate a multi-jurisdictional response, and manage intelligence information in order to mitigate the effects of the event.

    4. Explosive Device Response Operations: Evaluate the capability to manage and coordinate explosive device response operations using regional bomb squad teams.

    5. Onsite Incident Management: Evaluate the ability to implement the Incident Command System (ICS) and establish multi-jurisdictional command and control.

    6. Triage and Pre-Hospital Treatment: Examine the ability of EMS to provide effective pre-hospital emergency medical care in response to a terrorism incident.

    7. Medical Surge: Evaluate medical surge capability at area hospitals.

    While Operation Mountain Guardian is primarily a Homeland Security Grant funded exercise, the event will also rely heavily on local government emergency response agencies, military organizations, volunteer organizations as well as local charitable organizations.
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Betcha some of that will get some attention from the sleepy sheep that don't read the news.
  7. beast

    beast backwoodsman

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