Gun shots, explosions, nuclear disaster drills to take place in Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties
12:00 PM, Dec 3, 2013
12:02 PM, Dec 3, 2013
LAKE WORTH, Fla. - If you are near Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Ft. Pierce or John Prince Park in Lake Worth on Wednesday, you will see and hear a lot of police activity.
Law enforcement in St. Lucie County and other first responders will be conducting an active-shooter exercise starting in the morning and continuing through the afternoon.
Residents near Tradition Field can expect to hear the sounds of gun fire and explosions along with lights and sirens.
Ft. Pierce police said the drill will continue at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.
Ambulances will transport patients from the drill using lights and sirens. Police plan to block off streets while the drill is underway.
Nuclear Disaster Drill
Palm Beach County first responders will conduct their annual drill Wednesday at John Prince Park, which is also part of the first two drills.
According to county officials, Palm Beach County has been designated as a host county in the event there is an emergency at the Florida Power & Light nuclear power plant in St. Lucie County.
Hazmat units from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue will be at the park to treat drill participants.