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RIEMA Trinity X Hazardous Materials / Decontamination Exercise


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Date: October 24, 2013

RIEMA Trinity X Hazardous Materials / Decontamination Exercise

SUBJECT: RIEMA Functional Exercise

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency will be hosting the Trinity X Rhode Island State Special Teams Hazardous Materials and Decontamination Exercise on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at the RI State Fire Academy (4 Green Lane, Exeter, RI 02822) from 9am – 8pm. Time allotted for media access is scheduled from 1pm – 5pm.

This functional exercise will demonstrate the State's ability to prevent, respond and mitigate a Hazardous Material incident and Decontamination procedures. The exercise will encompass three incidents: 1) Rail car leak, 2) Clandestine methamphetamine drug lab, and 3) White powder event. These separate venues will allow first responders to assess plans and capabilities of initial response teams; test interoperability of communications between teams and command/control elements; ensure responder life safety; assess local alert procedures; examine team response plans focusing on scene security, public protection and test team ability to correctly identify and address specific Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) hazards; initiate command/control with multi-agency operations at multiple CBRNE incidents.

If you would like to attend, or if you have any questions or comments pertaining to the event, please contact Armand Randolph at 401.462.7183 (o), 401.641.8269 (c) or via email at


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