CINCINNATI -- You’ll likely see first responders and hear sirens near The Banks on Thursday. But don’t worry, it’s just a drill.
First responders from several agencies will partake in a mass casualty incident exercise from 8 to 11 a.m. on Thursday.
September 19th, there will be a Mass Casualty Incident Exercise for our region at Great American Ball Park/ The Banks area. Setup for the MCI exercise will begin at 5:30 AM, with actual exercise play to last from 8:00 AM until 11:00A.— Cincinnati Police Department (@CincyPD) September 17, 2019
The exercise is for first responders, hospitals and other emergency agencies to practice how to handle an emergency or disaster in the region.
Setup will begin at 5:30 a.m., and the exercise will run until 11 a.m. The area will be clear by 1 p.m.
Mehring Way near Great American Ball Park will be restricted to one lane during the exercise, and Joe Nuxhall Way will be closed until 1 p.m.