Port Columbus Exercise

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oesjmr

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A large-scale emergency drill is taking place at Port Columbus tonight between 7 PM and 11 PM. There is a laundry list of agencies that are going to be involved, including numerous first-responders, a FBI SWAT team, and amateur radio operators. Does anyone know the frequencies, systems and/or talkgroups that will be used for the drill? It should be interesting to listen to!

Link to media article: Large Emergency Exercise Planned For Port Columbus On Tuesday Night | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio
 

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If anyone else wants to listen, here's what I've heard so far:

On the Franklin County Public Safety System:
8976 - CMH Fire Dispatch (Simulated plane crash, just before 8PM)
7568 - CMH Fire FG (Unknown use)
14800 - EZ Inop 03 (Shots fired, officer down simulation)
14928 - EZ Inop 07 (Unknown use)
14992 - EZ Inop 09 (Buses for walking wounded)
15024 - EZ Inop 10 (Shots fired, officer down simulation)

In addition, Central Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Service is operating a net on 147.0600. Their other repeaters are being used for backup or secondary channels, 444.800, 147.0900, and 444.2750.
 

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Wow, sorry I missed this (due to my screwed up work/sleep hours). It explains the Pulsepoint page below that I saw this morning:

09/09/2014 19:57:22
4600 INTERNATIONAL GTWY, ARPT
?BATT1, E20, E23, L28, M25, R4, BATT6, E132, ?EMSUP16, ?E6, EMS12, ?EMSUP11, L23, M13, ?M28, ?M30, M31, M35, R16, M4

(Heard the above Alert 2 dispatched on the CFD Feed archive, units were assigned to 9 EMS CMD (4912) which would have been a hint it was a drill as alerts are assigned to a FG channel and usually include a lot fewer units.
 
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A little late to the party since I haven't had a chance to check the forum in a couple days.

But for anyone's information, I can confirm some (not all) of the TGs used for the drill were 10 FIRE (for mock dispatch only), 9 EMS CMD, 9 EMS STG, 9 TREATMNT, 9 RESCUE, 9 TRIAGE, 9 TRANS; and I believe some of the CRAA & ARFF TGs were used, along with 9 MEDFLT since MedFlight was also particpating.

...units were assigned to 9 EMS CMD (4912) which would have been a hint it was a drill as alerts are assigned to a FG channel and usually include a lot fewer units.
In this case, the mock incident was upgraded to an Alert 3, resulting in all the additional medic and EMS units. A FG wasn't utilized so it could be available for real runs. EMS CMD was used since the drill was treated as a mass casualty incident, which would also be the case in the event of an actual plane crash.
 
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