Numerous emergency response providers will be involved in a simulated disaster scenario Monday, Oct. 14, to be staged on the Tusculum College campus in Greeneville.
A mock emergency will be staged during the scenario, designed to help both the Tusculum College community and surrounding emergency response personnel improve their preparedness for a real emergency situation. All involved agencies will be reacting to the event as if it is real, which will provide valuable training for both the emergency personnel and Tusculum staff members involved.
The event, which may last several hours, is the result of a cooperative effort between the college and local emergency response agencies. Participating in the scenario on Monday will be Tusculum College Campus Safety, the Greeneville Fire Department, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, the Tusculum Police Department, Greeneville-Greene County Emergency Medical Service, the Tusculum Fire Department, Greene County Emergency Management Agency, Wings, Laughlin Memorial Hospital and the Walters State Community College Police Academy. The effort to stage the simulated disaster scenario is being coordinated by the college’s Office of Student Affairs and School of Nursing, the Emergency Management Agency and the Greeneville Fire Department.