FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Bomb’ City Protection Grid
Mountain View California 04 November 2005
The City of Mountain View California
will hold a Public Safety Readiness ‘Dirty Bomb Event’
Exercise on Thursday 10 November 2005. The exercise will simulate
a ‘Dirty Bomb’ explosion, detection, response and
Of particular interest will be the
use of radiation Sensor Packs to detect and report the simulated
‘Dirty Bomb’ event. The City of Mountain View will
be the first in the nation (if not the world) to test an in-place
detector grid to protect its citizens.
FTC Sensor Packs will be installed on various city buildings.
At the start of the exercise, the Sensor Packs will be triggered
using a small amount of radioactive material. The Sensor Packs
automatically report the presence and location of radioactive
materials to the City of Mountain View’s Emergency Operations
Center (EOC). This information is displayed on EOC computer screens
pinpointing the affected areas. City safety personnel will react
to the Sensor Pack information and simulate dispatching the required
forces to evacuate and contain the contaminated areas. Press is
invited to view the rooftop Sensor Pack and EOC demonstration.
The exercise runs 9am-12noon on Thursday 10 November. Exercise
preparations begin at 8am.
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Lynn Brown, City of Mountain View Disaster Preparedness Office
(650) 903- 6825
Frank Zajac, FTC - Forward Threat Control
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