The City shall conduct annual disaster drills to train City staff and test the effectiveness of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and operational readiness of the Emergency Operations Center. If necessary, the City shall submit a report to the City Council that provides recommendations for follow-up training, updates to the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, and improvements to the Emergency Operations Center.
In 2019, the Fire Department conducted several fire drills at City Hall to promote fire safety awareness. In 2020, the COVID pandemic resulted in the closure of City Hall, the Library and several public buildings. It is anticipated that public safety drills will resume once the Shelter In Place has been lifted and its safe for employees in Spring 2021.