Dear DPS Employees:
Tomorrow, Friday, September 23, more than 100 different agencies from around the greater Denver metropolitan area will be participating in a full-scale emergency exercise. This exercise, called Operation Mountain Guardian, is a terrorism-based simulation exercise that will begin as early as 5 a.m. in some locations and may last until 5:30 p.m.
The main exercise locations will be: Union Station, Smedley Elementary School (a vacant DPS school building), Park Meadows Mall, the Lowry Campus of the Community College of Aurora, Denver Health, Sky Ridge Medical Center, University Hospital and Sports Authority Field/Mile High Stadium.
The exercise at times will include loud noises, simulated weapons, smoke, emergency vehicles and other equipment that will be audible and visible throughout the day near the above locations.
The purpose of this advisory is to alert as many people as possible about the exercise, the specific locations, and the activities to help avoid confusion or concern.
If you have any questions, please call 3-1-1 or Denver’s Joint Information Center (after 8 a.m.) at 720-865-7695.