Press Release Article


Date: May 04, 2017
Press Release Number: 82-2017

The Port Authority will conduct an emergency response exercise at the World Trade Center site – near the south side of the Memorial – from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. The exercise is not open to the media.

Members of the general public will notice an increased police and emergency response unit presence at various locations around the site before, during and after the exercise is complete.

This exercise is part of the agency’s series of drills which enable the Port Authority Police Department, agency personnel, NYPD, FDNY and other emergency responders to test and enhance response procedures.

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