Hundreds Participate in Staged Disaster Drill

Hundreds of people were involved in a planned disaster drill held April 25 on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford.

The drill was part of the SWOSU School of Nursing Community Service and Disaster Preparedness Class. Large numbers of emergency personnel and observers participated in the drill, including campus police, local and area law enforcement, and the National Guard. The drill centered at Rankin Williams Fieldhouse.

In addition to the many SWOSU employees and students involved, class member Kassey Worley said the nursing students would like to thank the following for their assistance: 

  • SWOSU College of Pharmacy
  • SWOSU Department of Engineering and Technology
  • SWOSU EMT Program
  • SWOSU Campus Police
  • Weatherford Police Department
  • Volunteer Victims
  • Fine Arts Center - Kyle Bartel
  • University Press
  • SWOSU Residence Life
  • Custer County Emergency Preparedness- Mike Galloway
  • 63rd Civil Support Team
  • Oklahoma State Department of Health
  • Cheyenne Arapaho Ambulance Service
  • Weatherford Public Schools Psychology/Criminology Classes
  • Baptist Men’s Rescue Team
  • Junior and Senior Nursing Students
  • Brian Adler- Vice President of Public Relations & Marketing
  • Sinor Ambulance
  • SWOSU Physical Plant
  • SWOSU Parks and Recreation Department
  • SWOSU Library Staff
  • SWOSU Faculty & Staff