Disaster Drill to be Held on Campus Today

August 06, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union and the Alliance Community Hospital, in conjunction with the Alliance Fire Department and Alliance Police Department, will conduct a disaster drill between the hours of 5 and 7 pm. today on the University’s campus.

Area residents shouldn’t be alarmed if they see emergency vehicles on the campus of Mount Union or near the area of Alliance Community Hospital during the drill on Monday. The drill may also cause some campus streets to be closed.

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 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 will incorporate 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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