College, Alamance County to Stage 2nd ‘Active Shooter’ Drill July 7

Alamance Community College, in conjunction with Burlington emergency response personnel, will participate in a second Joint Emergency Exercise at the Dillingham Center – the College’s Burlington campus — on the afternoon of Friday, July 7.

The Dillingham Center is at 1304 Plaza Drive in the Burlington Outlet Village.

Anyone near the scene will see a large number of emergency vehicles, including police, fire and EMS. College personnel will be participating in this exercise.

The purpose of this realistic simulation is to test how well the College functions and communicates while working with Burlington emergency responders. This simulation has been preceded by a joint table-top exercise and several planning meetings.

This will be the second time in two weeks that Alamance Community College has partnered with local law enforcement, fire and rescue for a large-scale campus emergency simulation. The College routinely holds other drills such as evacuation, shelter-in-place and lock down at both the Graham and Burlington campuses.

The following are participating in this simulation: Alamance Community College staff, faculty and students; City of Burlington Police and Fire departments; Alamance Emergency Medical Services; the Office of Emergency Management; and the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office.