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Warnings may be heard: Westover holding emergency response training today

  • In this September 2017 photo, the last C-5A Galaxy Model aircraft takes off from Westover, on its way to its retirement home in Arizona. The base is running an emergency drill Wednesday morning, Dec. 6, 2017. GAZETTE FILE PHOTO



Wednesday, December 06, 2017

CHICOPEE — People who live and work within range of the public address systems at Westover Air Reserve Base might hear warnings on Wednesday morning. The base is running a drill.

Emergency responders and other agencies on the base are conducting a natural disaster exercise from around 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 6, according to a statement.

Residents of the area might hear warnings coming over the base’s mass notification and public address systems as part of the exercise, the statement says. The exercise involves a scenario in which severe weather affects the base.

Any questions are being directed to the base’s public affairs office at 413-557-2020.