HCC hosts emergency drill

May 30, 2013

EMT tests mask to protect from pepper spray.Police carrying water guns participate in active shooter drill at HCC.

Holyoke Community College hosted an emergency preparedness drill Wednesday, May 29th to give state and local law enforcement agencies the opportunity to practice responding to an active shooter incident on campus.

The day-long exercise included participants from local, regional and state public safety and medical response agencies, as well as student actors portraying the shooter and victims. The drill allowed the college and groups involved in public safety to test their emergency response systems and crisis management practices.

To see and read more, click on the links below.


Channel 22 News - WWLP

Channel 40 - WGGB

CBS3 Springfield

Photos: (Left) A state police emergency medicatl technician volunteers to test a state-of-the-art peel-and-stick mask that protects the wearerr from pepper spray and other airborne contaminants. (Right) Police carrying water pistols search for an "active shooter" during an emergency drill at Holyoke Community College.


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040