Whitesboro CSD Holds Second Emergency Responder Meeting of the School Year
The Whitesboro Central School District continues to make emergency preparedness a top priority, as the District held its second Emergency Responder Team Meeting of the school year on Sept. 24.
Held at the Parkway school building, the purpose of the meeting was for District administrators and local first responders to work through potential emergency scenarios in order to plan and prepare for a variety of situations. Local police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel and officials from Oneida County Emergency Services were in attendance, along with District and school building administration.
During the meeting, those in attendance worked through a tabletop exercise that was crafted to get a better understanding of the actions that would be taken by District staff and local responding agencies in the event of a vehicle accident/chemical spill near the school buildings. Attendees were given details about possible scenarios, including aerial maps of the scene of the incident. Time was allowed for discussion in small groups before going around the room to discuss as a whole.
A standing goal for the Whitesboro Central School District is to continually improve communication and teamwork with each emergency responding agency.