FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Contact: Robert Preston, Jr.,
SGC to Participate in Multi-jurisdictional Emergency
Preparedness Drill on April 22
South Georgia State College is committed to providing the safest
environment possible for its students, faculty, staff and the local
residents who live adjacent to campus. As a part of the College’s continuing
commitment to safety, SGC will host an emergency preparedness drill on
Friday, April 22, beginning at 8 a.m.
This drill, the first of its kind at SGC, is a multi-jurisdictional training
exercise involving SGC staff; city, county and state law enforcement
agencies as well as local emergency personnel. The exercise will also
involve the closing of College Park Drive for a portion of the day during
the exercise. Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route on this day.
Citizens of Douglas may see emergency vehicles on campus or hear SGC’s
emergency alarm system during the morning of April 22. This is all part of
the test and there is no cause for concern. This date has been chosen
because fewer students will be on campus and thus will minimize disruption
for the campus and community.
“At South Georgia State College, we have a comprehensive emergency preparedness
plan in place that addresses a wide array of emergency situations, such as
the type we will test on April 22, 2011. This drill will highlight the
strengths of our plan and also show us areas in which we need to improve. We
look forward to working with various government agencies and emergency
personnel to help ensure SGC is well prepared should our emergency plan be
needed,” comments Sonja McCulloch, SGC’s Director of Public Safety.
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About South Georgia State College
South Georgia State College (www.sgc.edu)
was founded in 1906 and is an accredited two-year institution in the
University System of Georgia. Located in Douglas, Ga., the college's
environment gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary
study and close collaboration with faculty. With over 20 majors and transfer
opportunities, South Georgia State College provides the finest education possible
to the citizens of its service area.