The City of Mountlake Terrace, in partnership with the Emergency Service Coordinating Agency (ESCA), will conduct an emergency operations exercise on Wednesday, June 26, to test and review the city’s Emergency Operation Plan (EOC).
For the exercise city officials will activate its EOC, set up a command system and respond to a planned scenario prepared by the ESCA. The event will also involve strategic versus tactical planning, mobile assessment teams reporting from affected areas, regular situation reports via radio to the ESCA, group briefings, an active public information officer to handle media requests, and a post-event debriefing.
Emergency operation exercises are held on an average about once per year. The details of what type of emergency scenario will be conducted on Wednesday were not released.
The ESCA was created by the cities of Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Edmonds, Woodway, Lynnwood, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Woodinville, Mill Creek and Mukilteo to provide local city government disaster planning, mitigation, response and recovery services.