New London Mobilizes for C.D. Exercises

Issue 9 and Volume 105.

New London Mobilizes for C.D. Exercises On Sunday, May 25th, over 100 pieces of fire fighting equipment converged on the New London, Connecticut, area in the state’s greatest civil defense test. The primary purpose of this exercise was to demonstrate and test the fire control strength and capabilities of the fire fighting services in eastern Connecticut. The secondary purpose was to determine the extent and strength of civil defense organization in other essential services. Events in a chronological order were as follows: 7.00 A.M.—Yellow alert. 7:30 A.M.—Red alert. 7:40 A.M.—”Atom bomb” dropped over Thames River, near New London. 7:45 A.M.—Call to Radiological Teams and Rescue Squads for mobile support. 8:00 A.M.—Call to Fire Fighting, Health, and Red Cross Services for mutual aid and mobile support. 9:00 A.M.—Call to Civil Air Patrol for picking up and dropping or landing medical supplies. 11:00 A.M.—Assembled at L. S. Subto marine Base for water…

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