Disaster Drill to be Held July 16

July 10, 2015

ALLIANCE, Ohio – 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 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 16.

Area residents shouldn’t be alarmed if they see emergency vehicles at the University of Mount Union 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.

Additionally, the drill will incorporate the assistance of several other regional and county emergency responders and disaster management specialists including Alliance Emergency Management Agency, Alliance Police Department Special Response Team, Alliance Health Department, Stark County Hazmat Team, Stark County Local Emergency Planning Committee, Stark County Chapter of the American Red Cross and Stark Summit Ambulance Service.

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