“Operation Tourist Boom” coming to Ocean City
OCEAN CITY, Md. – The Town of Ocean City and the Maryland National Guard are teaming up to host a multi-agency training exercise this coming Saturday, November 3rd.
The exercise is entitled “Operation Tourist Boom”, and takes place during the Guard’s regular drill weekend, focusing on decision-making, coordination, and integration with allied agencies in a realistic training venue.
Events like these are done on a predictable basis to help the National Guard synchronize with first responders from all levels of government. In addition, members of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, as well as dozens of local, state, and federal first responders will participate, totaling almost 1,000 training participants.
“Operation Tourist Boom will consist of several simultaneous complex incidents. The training is designed to provide dynamic, high-intensity and realistic scenarios to test decision making and response during an emergency,” commented Ocean City Emergency Management Director Joseph Theobald.
The public is welcome to come out and see their community working together during this event. Exercises are scheduled to begin at 6:30 AM and run through 6:30 PM, with various viewing areas available around the Inlet parking lot and the surrounding downtown area.