JCC Disaster Preparedness Drill Set For Thursday

Several area emergency management agencies are collaborating with Jamestown Community College to conduct a disaster preparedness drill on the Jamestown Campus on Thursday.

The activity will provide JCC personnel with an opportunity to learn more about the agencies that would respond to an emergency on campus and to evaluate the college’s emergency response policies and practices.

Joining members of JCC’s administration and staff as participants in the drill will be representatives of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department, Chautauqua County Emergency Services, Chautauqua County fire coordinators, Jamestown Fire Department, Jamestown Police Department, EMS/ALSTAR Ambulance, and Chautauqua County Hazardous Materials.

Regular JCC credit classes will not be disrupted by the drill.

Representatives from JCC’s Cattaraugus County Campus and North County Center will be observing the activity in anticipation of upcoming drills at those locations.

College officials stressed that neighbors of the college should not be alarmed by the sights and sounds of emergency vehicles converging on the college for the exercise which will be focused on the James Avenue side of the campus.

Those participating in the drill have been conducting tabletop drills involving diverse scenarios for several months.