POSTPONED: MEDIA ALERT: Friday, JAN. 24, 2014 EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXERCISES BEING HELD AT ECU
Due to the threat of severe winter weather, the Emergency Response Exercises, scheduled for Feb. 4 and 5 at East Central University have been postponed. More details to come.
WHAT: Emergency Response Exercises
WHEN: Feb. 4-5 (setup is on Feb. 3)
WHERE: East Central University’s Sports Complex (mainly Norris Field)
WHO: ECU, ECU Police Department, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma Incident Management Team, Ada Police Department, Lighthorse Police Department, Ada Fire Department, Pontotoc County Sherriff’s Department, Pontotoc County Emergency Manager, Mercy Emergency Management Services
WHY: Full-scale training exercises are necessary in order to prepare for potential incidents. Building relationships and testing communication tactics are key factors in ensuring cooperation between all potential first responders.
Training exercises on Feb. 4 and 5 will include emergency situations such as weapons of mass destruction, mass casualties, active shooter and explosive chemicals. The exercises will also enable local responders to train on the Incident Command System.
For more information contact Amy T. Ford at 580-559-5725 or 405-812-1428
Contact: Brian Johnson
East Central University Communications and Marketing
580-559-5650 or 405-812-1428 (cell)