An emergency exercise has just been launched at the Cimarron Correctional Facility. Police and fire are involved.

This morning, the Cushing police and fire departments will be participating in an emergency exercise at the Cimarron Correctional Facility, 3700 S. Kingshighway. In addition to Cushing emergency personnel, the Cushing Regional Hospital and locally based Air Evac are also participating in the emergency exercise.

Residents living in the Southwest part of the city may see an increase in emergency vehicles and personnel as the exercise develops. The exercise has just launched and is expected to conclude at about 11:00 a.m.

Because Sunnyside Elementary School is located nearby, parents should not be alarmed because of the increased activity of public safety personnel participating in the emergency exercise. CPS Superintendent Koln Knight was told about the exercise so Sunnyside School staff and students would not be suddenly alarmed.

In a joint statement, Chief Terry Brannon and Chief Brent Kerr said, “The emergency exercise this morning continues to represent our commitment to preparedness in the event we have an actual emergency. Exercises such as this one allows not only police and fire to work together, but it also allows us to work with other community providers such as the Cushing Regional Hospital, Air Evac, and Cimarron Correctional Facility, in the event we are challenged with an emergency.” Both continued, “Our community stakeholders, our citizens, should know that emergency exercises like this one continue to represent our commitment to a safe, livable Cushing.”