Longford emergency sirens

EMERGENCY will take place at Esso’s Longford Plant on Wednesday between 11am and 2pm.

The exercise is designed to test Esso’s interface with external emergency services as well as test its own emergency and security response plans.

The exercise will involve responses from the local emergency services such as the police, CFA and Wellington Shire.

The emergency alarm will be activated for the exercise.

These groups will be responding to the Longford Gas Plants site from a pre-designated location outside the Longford Plant, but will not be displaying emergency lights or sounding sirens.

An ExxonMobil spokesperson said they hoped notification of the exercise would ensure there was no unnecessary concern if residents see responding emergency service vehicles taking part in the exercise.