Providence’s First Responders to conduct emergency evacuation drill at the Port of Providence

Providence’s First Responders to Conduct Emergency Evacuation Drill at the Port of Providence

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Providence Public Safety Department, in cooperation with Johnson & Wales University and waterfront businesses will be conducting an evacuation drill of the commercial facilities located in the Port of Providence on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10 am.

The primary goal of this disaster drill is to test the Providence Emergency Management Agency’s emergency evacuation plan for the Port of Providence and also provide each facility and business in the area with an opportunity to test their internal evacuation plans.

First Responders will be activating the Port of Providence Emergency Siren Warning System (PPESWS) and the Emergency Notification System (CodeRed) between 8:30am and 11:00am to notify facilities in the Port area to evacuate.  Evacuees will be staging vicinity the tennis courts at Roger Williams Park and Cavalry Baptist Church.

These sirens may be audible in surrounding communities.  The message will be preceded by:

“This is a Drill”.

Participating agencies include the Providence Police Department, Providence Fire Department, Providence Emergency Management Agency, Providence Telecommunications, Johnson & Wales University, and companies located at the Port of Providence Weather permitting, the Graffiti Task Force uses high pressure washers and paint to remove and address graffiti throughout the city. 

(release from City of Providence)