Northwestern to conduct emergency training exercise Aug. 26

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Northwestern to conduct emergency training exercise Aug. 26

Northwestern Oklahoma State University, in conjunction with various emergency response agencies from the City of Alva, will conduct a disaster training exercise at the Alva campus on Monday, Aug. 26, beginning at 7 p.m.

The exercise will begin with an emergency medical helicopter landing on the University’s parking lot at the corner of US 281 and US 64. Emergency responders will simulate loading victims into the helicopter on backboards.

The exercise then moves to campus as the Alva Fire Department will respond to a mock fire on the upper floors of Jesse Dunn. Emergency vehicles will be parked in the horseshoe drive around Herod Hall during the exercise, and the drive may be blocked to public traffic for up to 30 minutes.

Employees, students and visitors are asked to avoid the horseshoe drive during the period of 7-9 p.m.

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