Safety Drill to be Conducted at SCF Venice on July 27

(Bradenton, Fla., July 8, 2009) - As part of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) incident response and disaster preparedness programs, SCF Venice has been selected as the site of a Shelter-in-Place/Lockdown and Evacuation Drill that will be conducted July 27.

The drill is a coordinated, supervised drill (not a simulated exercise) designed to test our College's emergency notification systems, including speakers, and the critical functional responsibilities of our faculty and staff. The drill will include ALL buildings, departments and classrooms, including students, faculty, staff and visitors -- everybody on campus at the time of the drill. Local law enforcement agencies have been invited to participate as monitors.

The July 27 drill will provide the College and local law enforcement officials with an opportunity to evaluate our current emergency operation plan for responding to an emergency on our Venice campus. Plans are being made to conduct a similar drill on the Bradenton campus and add a simulated component to future exercises.

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