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Disaster Drill Held on Mount Union’s Campus

August 22, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio — The University of Mount Union and the Alliance Community Hospital, in conjunction with the Alliance Fire Department and Alliance Police Department, conducted a disaster drill on August 13 on the University’s campus.

The purpose of the exercise was to practice the efficiency of emergency medical, criminal and evacuation procedures in the unfortunate incident of a community-wide disaster. It also gave Mount Union the opportunity to test Blackboard Connect, its mass communication system that allows the institution to reach all members of the campus community with information during unforeseen events or emergencies within minutes.

The drill incorporated the assistance of several regional and county emergency responders and disaster management specialists, the Alliance-Minerva American Red Cross with support from the Canton Region and various local volunteers.

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