GOLDEN GUARDIAN: San Marcos site of major emergency training exercise

Exercise is part of statewide Operation Golden Guardian drill
Posted Date: 5/18/2010 8:00 AM

The City of San Marcos, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, San Diego County Office of Emergency Services, Cal State San Marcos and numerous other public safety agencies will be involved in a statewide terrorism response training exercise called Operation Golden Guardian on Tuesday, May 18 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Residents and motorists may notice ambulances, emergency vehicles, law enforcement and fire personnel on and around the campus of Cal State San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road. Motorists may experience some traffic control measures near the campus.

THIS IS ONLY A DRILL.

The purpose of this exercise is to give emergency responders an opportunity to train and rehearse in disaster and terrorism response. The Golden Guardian statewide exercise series was first implemented by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2004 and has become an annual statewide exercise.

For more information about the drill, please call 2-1-1 or (760) 744-1050 or listen to 1610 AM for ongoing updates on the day of the exercise.

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