Press Room

Responders Alert During Fort Exercise – Monmouth Message, November 6, 2009

by Jason Kaneshiro, Public Affairs Office
Emergency response vehicles swarmed outside Fort Monmouth’s Building 199 near the post’s east gate recently as part of the Timely Alert VIII exercise.
Smoke billowed from the entrance of the building as evacuated workers watched firefighters in full protective gear enter to search for “casualties.”
The exercise, conducted by the James Thomas [...]

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Fort drill tests emergency readiness – Exercise mimics impact of terrorist grenade attack – Asbury Park Press, September 23, 2009

By Keith Brown  COASTAL MONMOUTH BUREAU  Asbury Park Press – September 23, 2009 
FORT MONMOUTH Firefighters rushed past the smoke billowing out the front doorway of a satellite communications building minutes after a 10 a.m. emergency call on Wednesday alerted first responders about an explosion that blew out the rear of a structure near Oceanport Avenue.
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Emergency Drill a Multi-Agency Exercise – the Hub, October 16, 2008

TINTON FALLS – On October 2, the onslaught of pandemic influenza (PI) hit Monmouth County, this time at the American Red Cross Jersey Coast Chapter offices on West Park Avenue in Tinton Falls.  Through an ongoing exercise program, the Monmouth County regional health officers and the Monmouth County Health Department continue to develop and refine [...]

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FORT MONMOUTH TIMELY ALERT VII Exercise Maintains Vigilance, Protection – Monmouth Message, June 20, 2008

by Louise Cooper
It was just a test but seemed real when four employees staggered out of the Myer Center’s front entrance clutching their chests, moaning, short of breath and their clothes splattered with oatmeal used as fake vomit.  One spoke German and required an interpreter.  Another employee cried and needed to be carried out on [...]

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College student turns terrorist for a day – Monmouth Message, June 20, 2008

By Elizabeth P. Cooper, June 2008, Monmouth Message
The clock ticked slowly on the wall as I stood in the lobby watching a team of firemen in their hazardous materials (HazMat) suits carry the last of my fellow victims across the grass to the yellow tent erected in the “decontamination zone.
I’d been dead for about three [...]

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Observing Chaos at Fort Monmouth – The Link, June 5, 2008

by Jack Kearns, June 5, 2008 
EATONTOWN – The formal, tightly controlled entrance procedure at Fort Monmouth is impressive.  When you finally get your permit and an escort, you walk to your vehicle feeling as if your underwear had just been starched.
Visitors were briefef.  “Don’t look where you shouldn’t; don’t touch anything you shouldn’t; don’t step [...]

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Timely Alert VII – The Hub, June 5, 2008


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Disaster Drill – Exercise at Ft Monmouth tests response – Asbury Park Press, May 29, 2008

Though only a test, lessons learned.
by Kieth Brown – COASTAL MONMOUTH BUREAU – May 29, 2008
FORT MONMOUTH – Three people “died” Wednesday and another 13 were taken to local hospitals after simulated cyanide gas was released just before 10 a.m. in an office building auditorium where a faux awards ceremony was being held.
All are feeling much [...]

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Exercise Tests Installation’s Emergency Program – Monmouth Message, May 16, 2008

by Louise Cooper
The “exercise” warning was displayed across the top of all incoming and outgoing messges to tell people it was not a real event.  It was important during a simulated exercise when the Garrison used a scenario scripted to reflect real concerns.
The Garrison held a two-day Command Post Exercise in April with Garrison Commander [...]

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Team trains for CERTain situations – Monmouth Message, March 18, 2008

By Louise Cooper
Garrison
Photo by Louise Cooper 
 
The Fort Monmouth Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains people to respond to emergency situations at their workplace and in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize volunteers at a disaster site.
 
CERT members also help with [...]

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