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Pantex Plant stays ready for any emergency with challenging, realistic multiagency exercise

March 20, 2017

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Whether it’s a vehicle accident, an active shooter or an explosion, the Pantex Plant is ready to respond. 

Pantex’s Emergency Response Organization partnered with other emergency management professionals near Amarillo, Texas, to conduct a multi-scenario exercise last month.

The teams assessed the scenarios and then managed the emergency response, including assessing consequences, ensuring the continuation of security measures and notifying the public.

Emergency management officials stand up Pantex’s Emergency Operations Center during the exercise.

Pantex routinely runs exercises and drills designed to ensure the plant’s processes, systems, and people are ready to respond to an emergency.

The Pantex Fire Department responds to a simulated car accident during the exercise.