Reminder: North Tahoe earthquake evacuation drill is Thursday
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — On Thursday, April. 25, Incline High School students and faculty will get hands-on experience on what to do during an earthquake and the process of proper evacuation protocols.
This evacuation drill is a part of a state-wide effort to improve Nevada’s School District’s Emergency Response Plans. It will take place roughly between 9-10 a.m.
Made possible by Nevada Homeland Security Commission and Washoe County Office of Emergency Management, this ‘Schools Prepared And Ready Together Across Nevada’ (SPARTAN) grant supports these series of recovery exercises throughout northern Nevada.
The Washoe County School District is the lead agency for this exercise series that started in 2010 in an effort to launch a major upgrade in school district emergency response plans.
Some of the exercise goals for emergency responders are to focus on protecting life and property first and foremost, proper utilization of the accountability system and the multi-casualty incident (MCI) response system to name a few.
IHS students and faculty will be evacuated to the Incline Middle School.
“This evacuation exercise is a great opportunity for all involved agencies to work together and identify possible areas that have room for improvement,” said Mark Regan, assistant fire marshal for the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District.
Regional partners for this exercise include NLTFPD, Washoe County Office of Emergency Management, WCSD, Washoe County School District Police, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Highway Patrol, Washoe County Transportation, Incline Village General Improvement District and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User