NCC to Host Safety Event Drill in Collaboration with Local Emergency Officials

Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) announces a comprehensive Safety Event Drill, a critical exercise designed to evaluate and enhance our emergency action plan and response protocols. Because of its deep commitment to the wellbeing of our campus community, NCC has scheduled a safety event drill. This drill, vital for strategic training and emergency preparedness, is set for Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on the NCC campus.

This collaborative drill, involving NCC and local emergency response teams, is scheduled for Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Event Details:

  • Date & Time: Thursday, February 29, 2024, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Location: Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center (LLRC), NCC Campus
  • Participants: NCC Officials, Local Fire, Police, EMS, and EMA

Schedule:

  • 4:00 PM: Safety Briefing for all participants
  • 6:30 PM: Safety Debriefing at the LLRC, which will be closed to patrons during the drill

Objective:

This drill provides a unique opportunity for both NCC and local emergency services to engage in realistic simulations of emergency scenarios. The aim is to test and refine the effectiveness of our emergency procedures in a controlled environment, ensuring a swift and effective response to any future real-life incidents.

Participation:

Local emergency response units, including Fire, Police, EMS, and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA), will respond as they would in an actual emergency. This hands-on experience is invaluable for testing communication, coordination, and operational capabilities.

NCC officials will also actively participate, executing its emergency action plan and procedures as if responding to a real-time event on campus.

Community Impact:

The safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff are of utmost importance. This drill is a proactive step towards ensuring a safe learning environment. We recognize that the presence of emergency vehicles, lights, and sirens can be unsettling, especially considering recent events. We want to assure the community along with students and employees that this drill is a controlled, strategic training exercise. Our campus community’s safety is our priority, and this drill is a testament to our commitment to preparedness and the protection of those on our campus.

We appreciate the understanding and support of our community as we conduct this vital exercise.

Additional Information:

We urge everyone involved to approach this drill with seriousness and dedication, as the lessons learned will be instrumental in enhancing our collective safety and preparedness.

For further information, please contact Kristin Kollbaum, Director of Marketing & Communications at kkollbaum@nwicc.edu, or call at 712-324-5061 ext. 105.