Friday, May 02, 2014

Homeland Security Exercises Taking Place at BCEC

The City of Boston will be conducting Homeland Security exercises this weekend.  The BCEC, located at 415 Summer Street, will be part of the exercise.  A portion of that training will take place on Saturday, May 3 at the BCEC, with a host of law enforcement and first responders converging on the South Parking Lot along Cypher Street starting at around 5 p.m.

The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center's official message to the neighborhood is as follows:

This weekend the MCCA welcomes Urban Shield Boston to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Urban Shield Boston is a major public safety exercise that will take place throughout the region involving law enforcement and first responders in various training scenarios. A portion of that training will take place Saturday, May 3 at the BCEC, with a host of law enforcement and first responders converging on the South Parking Lot by Cypher Street starting at around 5 p.m.

If you are near the BCEC and see this, do not be alarmed. The South Parking Lot behind the BCEC will serve as a major staging area, and portions of the BCEC’s Hall C and the loading docks will be used to conduct the exercise. Most of these areas will be closed off to the public and only select MCCA staff will have access. Again, this is a highly organized training exercise and there is no need for alarm.

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