Wright Patterson schedules ‘natural disaster’ training Wednesday

Wright Patterson Air Force Base and other personnel trained in 2010 at the "Calamityville" station in Fairborn. File photo

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Wright Patterson Air Force Base and other personnel trained in 2010 at the "Calamityville" station in Fairborn. File photo

Public may hear sirens, ‘giant voice’ PA system

Residents living and driving near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base should be aware that the big military installation has scheduled training Wednesday on responding to natural disasters.

There might be increased traffic at base gates and movement of emergency vehicles on the base. Residents nearby might hear the base’s “giant voice” public address system and warning sirens.

Some routes on base might be blocked, and there might be evidence of increased security.

When the exercise begins, base first responders will hurry to staged locations, Wright-Patterson said in a news release Tuesday.

“There they will assess the situation and employ the measures to safeguard life and mitigate the effects of such an event,” the base said. “As first responders do so, the 88th Air Base Wing’s inspection team will evaluate their response on-scene as well, as any potentially affected areas on Wright-Patt.”

If you hear sirens or the “giant voice,” be advised it is part of an on-base exercise, unless otherwise notified.

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