Originally posted by OpenWisdom
reply to post by Cygnis
Tomorrow is National Get Outdoors Day. Several states will be participating around the nation in celebration of encouraging kids/families to get out and enjoy the outdoors. As a participant of the event being held in City Park, Denver tomorrow, vendors were alerted during part of the 'safety session' as officials disclosed there would be bomb-sniffing dogs, as they will be conducting a 'terrorist training exercise' on site during the time of the all day event. I haven't been able to confirm any of the info given us this morning, or exactly who these oficials are, BUT this certainly sounds all too familiar, and unfortunately only about 1/4 of the vendors showed up for this meeting. Safety protocols were 'given out' in the 'likelyhood' of such a real event occuring, including the use of whistles by vendors and staff, running and hiding, fighting if facing an encounter, as well as reporting any suspicious persons carrying backbacks, wearing unusual clothing such as parkas; (otherwise what seems inappropriate for 85 degree sunny weather, etc.). As I think about the Boston incident, the one focal point of the event will be a stage set up for entertainment/speaking purposes. I do recall several of the patrons of the Boston event were openly told there was 'nothing to worry about' with regard to their training exercise, so this maintains a bit of mystery in the making, as well as some caution. I don't know if any of this has anything to do with the drills you mentioned had been set for the week before, but thought I'd spread the word. Would be great if we could get some kind of media coverage on this. Thanks for reading and requesting your prayers for all of us out there tomorrow.