Southwest Tech Simulates Emergency Evacuations

FENNIMORE, WI (Ben Caxton) — Following a pair of close calls this fall, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College emergency response team members simulated an emergency evacuation in order to improve readiness in case of an actual incident on campus. Emergency Response Team chair Brian Kitelinger called safety a “top priority” at Southwest Tech explaining that the exercise was designed to help the campus “improve its response time in difficult situations.” Two weeks ago, Southwest Tech evacuated all buildings following a natural gas leak north of campus. That incident spotlighted some areas in need of improvement. Officials with the Fennimore Fire Department were present to observe the evacuation exercise last week that the college says was designed to highlight the importance of an organized departure plan for all areas of campus.

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