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Emergency drill planned for south Bossier Thursday, Feb. 7

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Thursday morning, Feb. 7, Shady Grove residents will see an abundance of first responder vehicles near the H.L. Aulds Branch Library during a planned disaster and emergency response drill.

This drill is a continuation of a coordinated effort between the Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Bossier Parish Library System, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Bossier City Police and Fire Departments to bring emergency training and awareness to a different library campus each year.

The exercise is designed to test the library staff’s knowledge of their emergency plans. It also serves as additional emergency response training for first responders. Different scenarios will be acted out, including a severe weather threat, hazardous materials event, and security issues.

There will be first responder vehicles near the facility. Those in the area may also see smoke, hear the sound of simulated gun fire, and see volunteers running from the building or being assisted by first responders. Residents in the area should not be alarmed as it is only a drill. The drill will begin at 7:30 am and is expected to last for approximately two hours.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.

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