Editorial comment: EMS, law enforcement, and others will simulate the response to a crop duster crash into a natural gas plant… oh my… are they expecting some natural gas crop duster crashes soon here in America?
(Coolidge Examiner) – In preparation for the “unlikely” event of a dangerous incident, TransCanada will work with emergency response personnel from around Pinal County to conduct a joint emergency exercise on March 27 at the Coolidge Generating Station.
The exercise will test the station’s emergency preparedness and response methods, ensuring that the proper methods and capabilities are in place. To do this, TransCanada will simulate reports of a crop duster plane hitting the station while a walking tour is being conducted. The seven-hour exercise will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 6 p.m.
The Coolidge Generating Station is located at 859 E. Randolph Rd. south of the main part of Coolidge. It is a simple-cycle, natural gas-fired peaking power generating station that has been operating since May 2011. It produces enough electricity to power approximately 575,000 homes.
Heritage Environmental, Coolidge Fire Department, Pinal County Emergency Management, Coolidge Police Department and the federal Aviation Administration are scheduled to take part in the exercise.
Time to wake up…