Emergency drill set for Saturday at WNCC

This Saturday, November 3 from approximately 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff Campus will host an emergency services drill for approximately 60-80 attendees of the annual WEMS Conference. The drill will be held at the Clark N. Williams Building on the Scottsbluff Campus.


Drill activities for a simulated mass casualty will be limited to the old track and field area on the Scottsbluff Campus. Emergency services personnel from 9 counties are expected to participate in this training, which is sponsored by WNCC, Regional West Medical Center, Valley Ambulance, and the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.

During the two hours of training, people on campus and in surrounding neighborhoods can expect to see upward of 20 emergency services vehicles and nearly 100 drill participants responding as if there was a mass casualty emergency. Please be aware that this is only a drill and there will be no disruptions to WNCC classes or students. No evacuations of campus are included in the drill.

In the event of inclement weather, the area around and/or inside the bays of the John N. Harms Advanced Technology Center will be used. For more information, please contact Dallas Schaffer, emergency education coordinator for Regional West Health Services at 308.630.1373 or schaffd@rwmc.net.

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