CAPE MAY, N.J. — A full-scale, anti-terrorism training exercise is scheduled to take place this week in South Jersey.
The drill is scheduled to take place at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Coast Guard Training Center Cape May.
The Coast Guard has partnered with more than a dozen local, state and federal law enforcement and emergency management agencies to test their response to a simulated suicide bomber attacking the facility and injuring dozens of recruits and staff.
Numerous military, law enforcement and EMS personnel will be participating in the exercise and will encompass much of Training Center Cape May and several blocks in the neighborhoods adjacent to the facility.
Residents may see numerous police and EMS vehicles staged for the exercise in area neighborhoods.
The exercise players including victims, police and EMS personnel will respond as if this were an actual attack.
The recruit dining area on Training Center Cape May will be filled with recruits and staff. Residents may hear yells from simulated victims or emergency announcements over the base’s loud speakers about the exercise.