LANCASTER – If you are near the Antelope Valley College Wednesday morning you may see an unusual concentration of emergency vehicles and activity. It will be part of a joint regional emergency response exercise starting at 9 a.m. and scheduled to conclude no later than noon, according to AVC officials.
“Students, faculty, staff and members of the public should not be alarmed by any unusual concentration of emergency vehicles, personnel, smoke or additional noise at or around AVC on the morning of Oct. 14. Entrance and exits to parking lots 2 and 3 may be intermittently affected,” officials said in a statement.
The live field exercise is designed to test the college’s emergency plan. It will involve a simulated transportation accident with volunteer “casualties” and responses from various emergency services agencies, including Los Angeles County Fire Department, Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department, and American Medical Response. Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management and American Red Cross will observe.
The emergency simulation is being coordinated by West Coast Consulting Group, Inc. from San Diego County, a firm specializing in emergency plans and training for community colleges.
For more information, contact AVC Public Information Officer Liz Diachun at 661-722-6300 ext. 6312 or email@example.com.
[Information via news release from Antelope Valley College.]