LANCASTER, PA. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, in partnership with the East Lampeter Township Department, conducted a “shelter in place” drill at HACC’s Lancaster Campus on April 10, 2015.
The exercise, coordinated and led by Edwin Dominguez, assistant director of HACC’s Department of Public Safety, and East Lampeter Township Police Chief John Bowman, brought together more than 10 officers from the two departments to conduct the drill.
The drill was held to remind and refresh students and employees on the importance of being prepared in the case of a life-threatening emergency on campus.
“This drill builds upon the collaborative training and response that HACC Department of Public Safety and the East Lampeter Township Police Department have been conducting,” said Ivan Quinones, HACC’s Public Safety Director.
“This is another step in providing the campus community first-hand training in measures that could protect them during a life-threating incident the department is greatly appreciative of Chief Bowman’s support, which he has continually provided the college,” Quinones said.
Quinones added, “HACC, in partnership with local law enforcement, holds hold these drills to assist the campus community in learning to implement their emergency procedures as well as evaluate police and security response to these events. Additional drills to be conducted this year will include an off-site evacuation drill, fire drills, lock down drills and a natural disaster drill.”
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