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Northeast Times | October 27, 2021

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Irving to Hold Full-Scale Public Safety Training Exercise

Irving to Hold Full-Scale Public Safety Training Exercise

The City of Irving’s Office of Emergency Management, the Irving Police and Irving Fire Departments, and other city representatives will hold a full-scale emergency training exercise from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sunday, March 3 at the Toyota Music Factory, 316 West Las Colinas Blvd. Live Nation personnel also will participate.

The city will close Las Colinas Boulevard between Fuller and the Irving Convention Center from 7 a.m. to noon March 3. Fuller Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day. Digital signs will alert passersby to the road closures and mock event. The public is reminded this is a practice exercise only. People are asked not to call 911, unless they need to report an emergency unrelated to the exercise.

“With our drive to train for all circumstances, Irving is pleased to host a large-scale mock emergency event,” Irving Mayor Rick Stopfer said. “Toyota Music Factory is centrally located and able to accommodate an exercise of this scope.”

While only Irving public safety officials will participate in the event, other North Texas public safety officials will observe for training purposes. Approximately 250 people will participate in the exercise.