First responders to hold emergency training exercise Friday


First responders will team up with Wenatchee Valley College and Confluence Health this Friday for an emergency training exercise.

The exercise will involve a variety of emergency service and law enforcement agencies and will be held from 8:00 until noon on the WVC campus.

The purpose of the exercise to better prepare the college for emergency situations and to practice response procedures of the college, hospital and first responders.

There will be a lockdown drill on the rest of campus from 10-10:30 a.m. that day.

The campus will operate normally the rest of the day except for the closures of the following places; The John A. Brown Library, the Music and Art Center along with its parking lot on Fifth Street, the armory parking lot, The Wells House, and the library parking lots off Ninth Street.

Those on or near campus during the exercise should expect to see police and vehicles in the college area. They may also see actors in makeup depicting realistic-looking injuries as well.

Those who have signed up for RAVE emergency text alerts may also receive a test alert during the drill.