Brookhaven, GA, June 19, 2017 – The Post Reports – The City of Brookhaven announced in a Monday release that on Wednesday, June 21, DeKalb County Fire Rescue will utilize Murphey Candler Lake to conduct a monthly training exercise for its search and rescue divers. The City says training is conducted on a monthly basis in order to maintain the County’s emergency response preparedness and hone the skills essential to performing search and rescue operations in an aquatic environment.
“Emergency preparedness is a diverse endeavor that requires cooperation between all elements of our community,” Brookhaven’s Emergency Management Coordinator Paul White said in the release. “DeKalb County’s continued dedication to maintain operational readiness and competency enhance preparedness and the ability to respond to any emergency if they occur.”
The City says the training will take place along the southern end of the lake with operations occurring along West Nancy Creek Drive between the hours of 8am and 12pm. As a result, the westbound lane and sidewalk on Nancy Creek Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon to accommodate equipment and crew staging.