From the local Emergency Management Agency:
The City of Whitesburg Police Department, Carroll County Public Safety, and Whitesburg Elementary School will be conducting a disaster exercise drill on September 9th from 9-11am at the school. Parents have been notified. Exercise drills are important tools to help reinforce disaster preparedness, and give faculty and students the skills they need to respond in a real-world scenario. This is only an exercise drill, and no students will be in harm’s way as a result.
From the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Agency:
Carroll County Schools and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office hosted its 2nd Annual School Safety Summit on July, 31, 2014 at the Ag-Ed Center in Carrollton. Over 200 participants and visitors attended the event, with participation from all county schools, public safety and health agencies, including Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Fire Rescue, City of Carrollton Police, City of Carrollton Fire, Villa Rica Police, Temple Police, Mt. Zion Police, Bowdon Police, Whitesburg Police, E-911, West Georgia Ambulance, District 4 Public Health, Tanner and the Coroner’s Office.
The Tabletop Exercise was for an explosion scenario. County and School Board Attorney Cynthia Daley and Assistant Superintendent David Goldberg led the participants through the hypothetical situation to test how each school’s safety plan addressed the scenario and further evaluate it for needed improvements. The more that our school faculty emphasize safety, the better prepared they will be if a real-life event happens at their school.
Carroll County is very fortunate to have so many leaders who will do whatever it takes to keep our school children safe. We are especially appreciative to Sheriff Terry Langley for his sponsorship of the event and to the School Safety Team Members for their continued service.