Preparing for disasters
The Honolulu District USACE Emergency Management Office partnering with the 249th Engineer Battalion (Alpha Company) Power Production Specialists known as Prime Power conducted real-time disaster simulation training June 20, 2019, allowing both organizations the ability to respond to a natural disaster and enhance relationships with local, state and federal emergency response partners. Preparation and coordination of the training began in April which, includes the support from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) donating a generator used for the exercise.The 249th Engineer Battalion Alpha Company located at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is a versatile power generation battalion assigned to USACE and charged with the rapid provision of Army generators to support worldwide requirements. Power Production Specialists are trained to supervise, operate, install, and perform sustainment-level maintenance on electric power plants.

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