Hazmat and Law Enforcement Exercise to be Conducted at the Texas State Aquarium
August 8, 2022
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – On the 9th and 10th of August 2022, Nueces County first responders will be working with the TX National Guard’s 6th Civil Support Team conducting a joint Hazmat and Law Enforcement exercise at the Texas State Aquarium as well as the Hilltop Community Center in Corpus Christi, TX. The purpose of the exercise is to establish and refine valuable partnerships between local, state, and federal agencies in responding to incidents involving hazardous materials that may overwhelm local resources. The exercise is not COVID related and has been scheduled since earlier this year.
The exercise activities will be conducted mainly in the large parking lot under the Harbor Bridge and will not interfere with the Aquarium guest experience.
Residents are advised there will be responder vehicle movement and operational response actions that may pose a danger to unsuspecting observers and are therefore asked to refrain from entering areas marked “Exercise in Progress” or “TRAINING” in the interest of uninterrupted training activity and for their own personal safety.
This exercise has been coordinated with the Nueces County Emergency Manager, Corpus Christi Emergency Manager, and contacts within the participating communities. Please address any questions regarding exercise activities to Louie Ray Jr. 361-533-2355 / [email protected] (Nueces Co EM), Billy Delgado, 361-389-3507 / [email protected] (Corpus Christi EM) or Justin Sefcik (Aquarium VP of Operations) 361-881-1288 / [email protected].
The Texas State Aquarium (TSA), the Official Aquarium of the State of Texas, is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) institution that is fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Its mission is to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas and support wildlife conservation. TSA, the largest Aquarium in Texas, cares for over 4,000 animals and has been named the #5 Aquarium in North America by USA Today. Learn more at texasstateaquarium.org.