Last modified: Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Volunteers sought for emergency-response exercise Aug. 19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- You can be a victim without getting hurt. Here's a chance to experience firefighters rescuing the injured and observe police tactics being used to make an extremely dangerous situation safe.
The Monroe County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is coordinating a full-scale exercise on the Indiana University campus and involving all of Monroe County's emergency response agencies, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 19. In the recent past, violent incidents in schools and on college campuses have become an increasing concern for parents, students and those who respond to life threatening incidents.
Volunteers can see and experience firsthand how agencies and organizations in Monroe County respond to a critical incident on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. Media representatives are welcome to participate and observe personnel from the Red Cross, law enforcement, fire service and emergency medical organizations coming together in concert to address a situation that requires each agencies special training and knowledge.
This exercise is designed to ensure preparedness in responding to a real disaster.
There will be a volunteer meeting prior to the exercise. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drill begins promptly at 1 p.m. and it ends at 5 p.m..
To sign up to be a volunteer or if you have questions, contact Jessica Renn at Monroe County Emergency Management, 812-349-2533 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers may also sign up online at http://www.btfire.org/LEPC-Volunteer.aspx.