Coast Guard, Quad Cities partners to conduct full-scale exercise

ST. LOUIS – Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River, Quad Cities Area Maritime Security Committee, local industry stakeholders and regional port partners will hold a full-scale Area Maritime Security and Training Exercise on Wednesday at the Scott Emergency Communications Center in Davenport, Iowa.

The exercise goal is to test the region’s ability to respond together to mitigate a coordinated terrorist attack scenario by securing affected critical infrastructure areas within the Quad Cities region and ensuring the Mississippi River remains open.

There will be approximately 200 participants including representatives from multiple law enforcement agencies, local fire departments, medical/EMS personnel, emergency management personnel, water treatment facilities, the maritime industry, Coast Guard, Rock Island Arsenal, and Federal Bureau of Investigation and others.

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