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Medina police and fire department planning emergency drill on April 20 at high school

Posted 20 February 2018 at 5:11 pm

Press Release, Medina Police Dept. Lt. Todd Draper

MEDINA – The Medina Police Department would like to announce that it has an upcoming Emergency Drill scheduled at the Medina High School on April 20 at 1 p.m.

The Medina Police Department has been partnering with the Medina Fire Department and the Medina Central School District to conduct ongoing training so that all personnel involved are better prepared in the event of a large-scale emergency.

In light of recent events, we felt it was appropriate to inform the public that we have been and are continuing to take efforts to increase safety and planning for an emergencies that arise in the Village of Medina. We have previously conducted a readiness drill at the Medina Hospital in the spring of 2016.

In the 2016-2017 school year, local first responders and school leadership took part in a classroom type in-service training at the high school auditorium. Discussions with school administration continued in the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, and this drill was scheduled in a planning meeting in January 2018.

Although these efforts are not on showcase on a daily basis, we are always working behind the scenes to make local schools, businesses, and gathering places as safe as possible. We are committed to working and cooperating with local organizations as well as surrounding agencies to do everything in our power to keep our village residents and visitors safe. We feel this drill will help us continue our progress in this area.

A reminder that this drill will be on April 20 at 1 p.m. This day is an early dismissal day for the Medina students, and they will not be taking part in the drill. Role players will substitute for a realistic simulation. Citizens are asked to avoid the entire Medina School campus during this drill. Area residences can expect a high amount of emergency equipment: police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances, in the area. Further reminders will be put out on the Medina Police and Fire Department’s social media as the event becomes closer.

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