TROPICANA 2021 UNIFIED COMMAND EXERCISE BRADENTON
By WILLIE CIRONE, Senior Correspondent | November 18, 2021 | FLORIDA
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Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSBriefing before the exercise.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSCommand post gearing up for the exercise.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSTropicana Emergency Response Team getting ready for entry.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSSouthern Manatee Haz-Mat Team getting ready to back up the Tropicana ERT.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSTeam making entry to the Tank Farm.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSSarasota County Haz-Mat Team on stand-by
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSTropicana Emergency Response Command Team
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSThe Haz-Mat staging area
Tropicana held there annual Haz-Mat exercise. The Tropicana plant in Bradenton, this 285 acers facility has one building 69 acers under one roof, they employ just under 1,000 workers. This plant is located in the City of Bradenton, Fire Companies from around the County participated in the exercise along with the Haz-Mat Team from Tropicana. The scenario was a Ammonia leak in the 1 million gallon tank farm with 10 workers unaccounted for.
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