EAC Disaster Drill at the EAC Welding Lab

The EAC Campus Police in conjunction with EAC EMS will conduct an emergency drill in and around the Welding Lab located in the William J. Bone Industrial Technology Education Center (ITB) on South Campus tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 16, from 11:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m.

This drill will simulate an explosion in the welding lab, and you may hear alarms and sirens, and you should receive an Omnilert® message from the Campus Police through email and/or your cell phone. The buildings in this area will most likely have police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances in the parking lots.

Several EMS agencies and fire departments in the County are expected to participate in the drill. The drill will include about forty volunteer patients, and they will load the patients into ambulances and then drive them to an unloading zone.  The fire department will also be blowing in simulated smoke so their personnel can train in their SCBA’s (self-contained breathing apparatus) gear.

The emergency staff will concentrate their efforts at the following locations:

  • Welding lab and ITB
  • Grassy area east of the ITB
  • Parking lot on the north side of the ITB and Fine Arts Auditorium
  • Possible use of the parking lot west of the ITB
  • Possible use of the North Campus west parking lot

We hope that this drill does not interrupt your work for more than a short time. If you have business in that area during that time, please avoid the areas being used by emergency personnel if possible.

If you have any questions or concerns about this drill, please feel free to contact Laurie Pennington or the Campus Police Department.



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EAC Disaster Drill at the EAC Welding Lab