Silver Crucible 2019 exercise
On Tuesday, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office SWAT, Carson City Fire Department, and the 92nd Civil Support Team participated in the Silver Crucible 2019 exercise, a complex coordinated terrorist attack statewide drill. In Carson City, the drill was conducted in a vacant enclosed structure where a biological lab and an explosive production facility were staged. The drill involved intelligence gathering, using surveillance, searches and room clearing, material identification, and breaching barricaded suspect situations. SWAT breached the barricaded safe house and arrested the suspects, the drill emphasized on the identification of a variety of chemical, biological and explosive material. Chemical processing was performed by the 92nd Civil Support Team, along with staging materials within the safe house. Carson City Sheriff’s Office Investigators were responsible for conducting interviews to determine any further threats. All in all the exercise provided a great learning experience and the opportunity to strengthen partnerships.