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Press Release | Aug. 16, 2023

Media Advisory: Coast Guard, state and local first responders to conduct a large-scale drill on the Tennessee River

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Office: 504-671-2020 Cell: 618-225-9008

Editor’s Note: Media planning to attend should RSVP no later than 7 p.m., August 16, by contacting LT Steve Leighty, Sector Ohio Valley, at (502) 396-8742

WHAT: The Coast Guard, state and local first responders are scheduled conduct a large-scale drill.

WHO: U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Tennessee Riverboat, Knoxville-Knox County Emergency Management Agency.

WHEN: Aug. 17, 2023 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

WHERE: Tennessee River from mile marker 648 to mile marker 650. 1648 Riverside Drive in Knoxville, Tenn. 

KNOX COUNTY, TN --- The Coast Guard, state and local first responders are scheduled to conduct a large-scale drill Thursday on the Tennessee River near the South Knoxville, Tenn.

The purpose of the drill is to enhance maritime incident response for both law enforcement and fire/rescue agency personnel who may respond to a maritime incident occurring along the Tennessee River regional area. The drills will consist of a wide-range of boat tactics and emergency response procedures that will include agencies from Knoxville Fire Department, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Knoxville Police Department, Knox County Rescue, Karns Fire Department and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

For more information on parking please call phone number located in editor's note.