CPV Fairview Plant

State and national leaders toured the CPV Fairview Plant, above, a 1,050-megawatt natural gas-fueled combined-cycle electric generation in Jackson Township on Monday, July 29, 2019.

VINCO – Emergency responders from across the area will be rushing to the CPV Fairview Energy Center in Jackson Township Thursday evening.

But it’s all just a practice drill, company officials said.

“Residents will hear emergency sirens and see emergency lights in the area, but can rest assured that this is a practice exercise to ensure the safety of plant workers,” company officials announced in a statement to media.

The exercise is scheduled to occur between 6 and 9 p.m.

As many as 50 emergency personnel will be responding, working with plant officials to practice for “unique” issues that can occur at facilities such as CPV Fairview, a gas-fired power plant that opened in 2019.

The goal is to ensure that both groups know how to respond if an emergency occurs, CPV officials said.

David Hurst is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter @TDDavidHurst and Instagram @TDDavidHurst.

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