Parts of preserve may be temporarily closed for exercise
(Oct. 25, 2021) — Access may be limited to parts of Blackwell Forest Preserve
in Warrenville on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as area police, fire and emergency responders conduct a search-and-rescue training exercise at the preserve.
The exercise will allow rescuers to practice how to respond if a tornado touches down near the forest preserve while visitors are staying at the Blackwell family campground. It will help agencies better prepare for a large-scale emergency response and determine how they can best work together for a safe and successful operation.
Blackwell visitors should stay away from the exercise area. Signs will be posted at the preserve with more information on training day.
DuPage Forest Preserve Police will work with Warrenville Fire, Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, Milton Township Community Emergency Response Team, DuPage County Sheriff’s police, Superior Ambulance Service, the American Red Cross, and various Forest Preserve District departments.