TVA, Local Fire Departments Join Forces for Kingston Drill THIS IS ONLY A DRILL
April 13, 2012
KINGSTON, Tenn. The Tennessee Valley Authority and local fire departments will be conducting an annual drill Thursday, April 19, to ensure coordination of emergency response plans and procedures involving the Kingston Fossil Plant.
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) will be used to respond during this exercise. NIMS is a comprehensive national approach to managing incidents that applies to all regions of the country and all emergency management disciplines.
Including local fire departments in the exercise helps ensure that if an event occurs, all agencies are familiar with each other's procedures and can quickly respond together to eliminate any threat to the general public.
Remember, this is only a drill. Fire trucks and rescue vehicles will be involved in the exercise, but will not use their lights or sirens to help limit public concerns.
For more information on the drill or to contact the Kingston Fossil Plant, call Beth Jackson at (865) 717-2501.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for business customers and distribution utilities that serve 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
Barbara Martocci, Knoxville, (865) 632-8632
TVA Media Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000