The Sacramento Regional Office of Homeland Security and the California Emergency Management Agency will conduct a full-scale exercise in the Port of Sacramento under the Governor's Annual Golden Guardian Training Exercise Series. The theme for this year's exercise is port security.
The Golden Guardian Exercise Series was first implemented by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2004, and has become an annual statewide exercise series conducted to coordinate prevention, preparation, response and recovery mechanisms of city, county and state governmental entities, as well as private sector and volunteer organizations. The goal is to build upon the lessons learned from these exercises.
On Wednesday, May 19, 2010, beginning at 9:00 a.m., "Operation Safe Port" will take place in the Port of Sacramento. Various regional, state and federal agencies will be participating in the exercise. The exercise will include a simulated terrorist attack taking place on a ship in the Port of Sacramento. It will include hostages, casualties, fires and the possibility of a bomb on board. This is a unique opportunity for agencies to see simulated terrorist attacks and the devastation it can produce, as well as the multi-layered coordinated response utilizing resources to protect our community.
Media is invited to attend and will have limited access to the exercise site; please arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. Contact Sergeant Norm Leong at (916) 221-0420, to obtain the media staging location.
American Medical Response
Central California Intelligence Center (RTTAC)
Davis Police Department, SWAT
Dixon Fire Department
Drowning Accident Rescue Team (DART)
Federal Bureau of Investigations
Folsom Police Department
Folsom Fire Department
Sacramento Area EOD
Sacramento Fire Department
Sacramento Police Department, SWAT
Sacramento Regional Radio Communications Systems (SRRCS)
Sacramento Sheriff's Marine Unit
Sacramento Urban Area Security Initiative
Sacramento Regional Office of Homeland Security
UC Davis Fire Department
United States Coast Guard
West Sacramento Fire Department
West Sacramento Police Department, SWAT
Woodland Fire Department
Woodland Police Department, SWAT
Yolo County OES
Yolo County Sheriff's Department, SWAT