Crete Community Joins Together for Disaster Drill
Crete Area Medical Center, Crete Fire & Rescue, City of Crete and Crete Public Schools joined forces this weekend to complete a disaster training drill.
The drill is designed to fine tune the systems in place in the event of an actual disaster.
A school bombing at the high school was the scenario depicted in the drill. All entities came together to execute the disaster situation.
Victims of the mock bombing were played by volunteer members of the Doane College theater department.
"In the event of a real disaster, all community entities must come together to provide the best outcomes possible," stated Dr. Amy Vertin, Emergency Director at Crete Area Medical Center. "These scenarios help us learn how to better communicate and fine tune our processes."
Cities across the United States hold mock drills as tools for learning and process improvement.
"The learning from drills like this will position us to work side-by-side to provide exceptional service should a disaster like this strike," stated Carol Friesen, president and CEO of Crete Area Medical Center.