2012-06-12 News Watch Video – Emergency Exercises on Campus

After nearly two years of preparations, emergency responders from around the state put their skills to the test today in a mock emergency drill.

The campus of Eastern Illinois University was transformed Tuesday into a full scale emergency operations exercise.

The drill included simulated shots, a chemical spill, a gunman and a victim rescue.

Twenty different emergency responders and 50 volunteers portraying victims took part in the operation.

This was the first time an exercise of this magnitude has happened on Eastern’s campus.

The simulation began just before 8 a.m. and ended around 1 o’clock this afternoon.

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