Department and Orlando Fire Department Participate in Joint Training Exercise
Following last year’s tragic Downtown office building shooting and as part of
the ongoing effort to ensure the City’s first responders have the latest tools
and resources; Mayor Dyer has directed the Orlando Police and Fire Departments
to conduct a large-scale joint-training exercise.
On May 7, under the direction of
Police Chief Val Demings and Fire Chief John Miller, OPD and OFD specialty teams
will conduct a first-of-its kind training scenario which will include crisis
negotiations, hostage rescue and hazardous materials. This type of training
will enhance the capabilities of each agency’s specialty units and enable the
departments to work as one cohesive unit.
Downtown patrons can expect to see
significant police and fire activity with more than 200 police officers and 100
“This will provide our police
officers and firefighters with essential training in a controlled learning
environment that allows them to safely improve the skills necessary to handle
critical incidents,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “We must continue to
provide the most advanced training opportunities to ensure the safety of our
residents and visitors.”
to view Orlando Police Chief Val Demings and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer speaking
to local media.
Friday, May 7, 2010 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Media window/availability: 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE: 455 S.
Round building near the intersection of Anderson Street
and Orange Ave.
Magnolia Blvd will be
closed from Anderson to South Street
Access to the general
training area will be controlled.
exercise is not open to the public
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
Fire Chief John Miller
Police Chief Val Demings
Orlando Police Department SWAT
Crisis Negotiation Team
Emergency Response Team
Incident Stress Debriefing Team
Department Engine, Tower and Rescue Companies