|Staff Members of HPA on the Ropes Course|
We are in the midst of planning our Full Scale Emergency Exercise. It takes place on the teacher work day toward the end of this month. I can't tell you specifically more about it, but it grew out of our mock disaster last year in which we created a career focus day for our students and a disgruntled employee situation. I have worked with the English teachers in my college to create a differentiated reading lesson about disasters for all of our HPA students to encourage interest in our Full Scale Exercise. I have also take 4 FEMA courses with 2 more to take so that we can officially host this event. This year emergency management for our county is orchestrating the event and they will bring heavy equipment, special effects and actual emergency workers including firefighters, the hazmad team, police officers, and paramedics. Students will get an opportunity to watch the scenario unfold and them go on the floor with the team. They will participate in a hot wash as well to debrief the scenario. I am excited and hoping to get my students excited enough to give up their first day of spring break to participate.