Thursday, 01 24, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2013) -- More than 100 first responders, operational and intelligence personnel from multiple agencies participated in a full-scale exercise in Louisville on Jan. 22-23 to assess the state’s ability to investigate a known or suspected radiological or nuclear threat.
The exercise, named Operation RAD RUN, was designed to establish a learning environment for participants to use emergency response plans, policies and procedures as they pertain to preventive radiological/nuclear detection.
Operation RAD RUN simulated a potential threat to the Louisville metropolitan area, allowing local, state and federal partners to act to prevent planned actions.
The exercise was sponsored by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and the FBI. Additional support was provided by Kentucky Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program personnel.