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Disaster Exercise to Close Rood Center Briefly

It will be complete chaos at the Rood Center Thursday morning with emergency responders everywhere and employees either trying to get out or hiding inside, but it’s all just a drill. Nevada County Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Pettitt says drills like this are rather routine but this one is a little different…

Listen to Jeff Pettitt

If you are in an active shooter situation, you are supposed to run if you can, otherwise hide, and then fight only as a last resort. Employees in the exercise will be assessed on how well they react. County Risk Manager Mary Jo Castruccio says it’s the first time they’ve done an active shooter drill, but other drills such as earthquake or fire, are all part of the county’s Emergency Action Plan…

Listen to Mary Jo Castruccio

Pettitt says you won’t hear the simulation on police scanners, which should minimize any possible confusion. Because of the exercise, the Rood Center will be closed to the public from 10am until noon.

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