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Concord Fire Department to conduct training exercise

CONCORD — The Concord Fire Department will stage a training exercise in the area of Atrium Health Northeast today simulating an emergency involving use of a 125-foot tower crane as well as the hospital building itself.

Residents and motorists may see the training exercise while visiting or driving in the areas of Atrium Health, Carolina Mall, North Concord Parkway, Copperfield Boulevard, and Interstate 85. The crane may be seen for a mile in each direction.

The exercise will be staged between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Crews will be simulating the rescue of a crane operator, as well as a rescue off the hospital building in an area currently under construction.

During the exercise, onlookers may see personnel hanging while using rescue equipment, an emergency apparatus around the scene, as well as emergency training signs.

The Fire Department is asking people to avoid the area because of safety concerns and to not report the training activity to 911 dispatchers.

 

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