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Disaster Drill Slated for Tuesday

August 13, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Alliance City School District, the University of Mount Union and Alliance Community Hospital, in conjunction with the Alliance Fire Department and Alliance Police Department, will conduct a disaster drill between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19 at Alliance High School.

Area residents shouldn’t be alarmed if they see emergency vehicles at Alliance High School or near the area of Alliance Community Hospital during the drill.

The purpose of the exercise is to practice the efficiency of emergency medical, criminal and evacuation procedures in the unfortunate incident of a community-wide disaster. It will also give participants the opportunity to test their emergency procedures.

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

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