This is a test of plans and capabilities and not a full scale operational exercise. It will involve only this area of Wilson County.
WEMA will be testing communications, notification procedures, and other aspects of emergency operations. Participants will be practicing working together to better assist the citizens of Wilson County in the event of an actual emergency.
Also, Bridgestone Firestone will be showcasing their emergency response team, and equipment, which are based in Wilson County, as they operate in a simulated disaster atmosphere. WEMA is advising citizens within the county and especially northwest Wilson County that various county agencies and equipment will be working in and around the Lakeview area for the exercise. Operations will center on the area around Saundersville and Saundersville Ferry Roads.While only a small portion of Wilson County will be impacted by this exercise, the lessons learned Tuesday will better equip county agencies should an emergency event occur anywhere in the county.