Representatives from the largest operational area in the third largest U.S. state gathered Wednesday, July 28, 2010 to participate in the mock detonation of a 10-kiloton improvised nuclear device.
As part of the drill dubbed Operation Golden Phoenix, Los Angeles County and its operational area — which includes 88 cities, 137 unincorporated areas and 288 special districts — promoted collaboration and relationship building while integrating sensor technology that supports interoperable data sharing.
Wednesday’s nuclear functional exercise was one part of Operation Golden Phoenix, which also included tabletop exercises, workshops, communications exercises and an after-action conference that will be held on August 25. L.A. County’s Fernandes said continual training is key to ensuring that people are clear of what their roles are during real-world emergencies.
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