Central Piedmont Community College


[Cpcommunicator] Mock crisis drill on 3/13 provides helpful information

CPCC Office of Community Relations Communicator Communicator at cpcc.edu
Fri Mar 14 07:11:57 EDT 2008
>From Jerri Haigler


Yesterday, CPCC, in conjunction with the City Emergency Responders
Planning Group, conducted a mock crisis drill at CPCC's Harper Campus.
The event was scheduled to better prepare for possible threats to campus
security and to test the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Safety Plan. 

The live exercise involved staff and student volunteers in a simulated
incident. In addition to CPCC, the exercise involved other public safety
agencies including the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department,
Charlotte Fire Department, Medic, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency
Management, and Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

The mock incident involved various scenarios, including role playing of
an active shooter, an explosion, gunfire, and injuries. Following the
mock incident, CPCC participated in a debriefing session to discuss ways
to strengthen the All Hazards Emergency Response Plan and the College's
crisis communications plan. 

The mock drill allowed the College to test communication vehicles such
as email to all students and staff, text messaging to a core group of
staff, an alert button on the CPCC homepage, messaging on CPCC TV,
information at the CPCC Call Center, and the recorded message on our
emergency phone line at 704.330.6888. 

CPCC will use the information learned from this mock drill to enhance
the overall crisis plan for the College. Many thanks to all who played a
part in this effort. 




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