Disaster Drill Held on Mount Union’s Campus on October 18
October 22, 2009
Mount Union College and the Alliance Community Hospital, in conjunction with the Alliance Fire Department and the Alliance Police Department, conducted a disaster drill on Sunday, October 18 on the College’s campus.
Area residents were alerted ahead of time that emergency vehicles would be on the campus of Mount Union or near the area of Alliance Community Hospital during the drill and that this was only a test.
“This drill was vital to test the efficiency of our emergency management procedures as well as our ability to work in conjunction with local emergency providers should an actual crisis occur,” said John Frazier, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “We are grateful to all of the many volunteers who made this drill possible.”
The drill incorporated the assistance of several regional and county emergency responders and disaster management specialists and various local volunteers, as well as several troops from the Wapakenachee District of the Boy Scouts.