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Successful Emergency Response Exercise at Senior High School

Update, May 31, 2018:

Thank you for your support today as the Rush-Henrietta Central School District and its community partners conducted a comprehensive training exercise at the Senior High School.

This morning, we simulated a chemical explosion on the second floor of the high school near the science wing. Fake smoke filled the hallways and the Henrietta Fire District was summoned to the scene. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office and CHS Mobile Integrated Health Care (formerly known as Henrietta Ambulance) also were involved.

This exercise provided emergency responders with an opportunity to practice their protocols for responding to a chemical fire and clearing the area. At the same time, district employees were able to think through what they would do - and in what order they would do it - in the event of a true emergency. After students returned to class, there was a debriefing session to talk about what went well and what could be improved upon in the future.

Many thanks to our community's emergency responders for partnering with us!

Original:

As part of our improvement plan for safety this year, the Rush-Henrietta Central School District is conducting a comprehensive training exercise with several community-based emergency responders at the Senior High School.

Between 8 and 10 a.m. this Thursday May 31, there will be a simulated chemical explosion on the second floor of the high school near the science wing. There will be some fake smoke, which will lead to a call being placed to summon the fire department. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office and CHS Mobile Integrated Health Care (formerly known as Henrietta Ambulance) also will be involved.

This exercise is completely simulated. It provides emergency responders with an opportunity to practice their protocols for responding to a chemical fire and clearing the area. Students will be evacuated to fields behind the school as part of this drill. Roads to and from school will remain open during this time. Students who have appointments outside of school will be able to keep them.

Thank you for your patience during this important drill.