Crooked Creek Lake Hosts Operation Dark Frost Exercise

Published Oct. 2, 2019

PITTSBURGH – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is scheduled to conduct “Operation Dark Frost” a multi-agency emergency management exercise at Crooked Creek Lake.


  • PA State Police
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission
  • Manor Township Police
  • Armstrong County Sheriff K-9
  • Manor Township Volunteer Fire Company
  • Bethel Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Burrell Township Volunteer Fire Department
  • Ford City Emergency Medical Services
  • Iselin-West Lebanon Fire Department & Search and Rescue
  • Fort Armstrong Wireless Association K3QY

What: Fort Armstrong Wireless Association K3QY participates in a bi-annual nationwide event sponsored by the American Radio Relay League. It is conducted by Amateur Radio Organizations in cooperation with federal, state, and local emergency management agencies. These exercises are traditionally held on the first Saturday of October and the first Saturday of April each year.

Where: Crooked Creek Lake Outdoor Discovery Center, 142 Kerr Road, Ford City, PA 16226

When: 7 – 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5

Why: The exercise is an opportunity for local first responders to identify processes, develop new skills, and increase interoperability in order for agencies to better serve local citizens. Participating emergency response forces will complete the exercise with valuable tools working as a team in field operations.

Pittsburgh District’s 26,000 square miles include portions of western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio, western Maryland and southwestern New York. It includes more than 328 miles of navigable waterways, 23 navigation locks and dams, 16 multi-purpose flood control reservoirs, 42 local flood-protection projects, and other projects to protect and enhance the nation’s water resources infrastructure and environment.

For additional information, please contact Anthony Honick, (724) 763-3161 ext.7358,

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KNOW TAKE WEAR: KNOW the river, TAKE a safety course, WEAR your life jacket

Anthony Honick
724-763-3161 ext. 73
142 Kerr Road, Ford City, PA 16226

Release no. 19-021