Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mock Disaster - Emergency Preparedness Drill on HWS Campus Today

At an undisclosed time on Thursday, June 12, Hobart & William Smith Colleges will host an emergency preparedness conference involving a “mock disaster” and an emergency response drill. The mock disaster will include sound simulations-- yells, screams, sirens, and gun shots. Associate Dean of Campus Safety and Student Conduct Montrose Streeter assures community members that this is only a drill.

Organized by Student Affairs and Campus Security, the event will take place throughout the day. Streeter and Cal Brown, Director of Campus Security, played instrumental roles in planning this conference.

The morning will consist of classroom training, an historical overview of school violence, and sessions directed at law enforcement training. The mock disaster will take place in the afternoon at an undisclosed time and will involve members of Student Affairs. During this drill, the Colleges will test their recently purchased 3-N (National Notification Network) Emergency Notification System among HWS staff on campus.

More info - http://www.hws.edu/dailyupdate/