alarm at courthouse part of safety exercise
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[May 08, 2014]
LINCOLN - On Wednesday afternoon, Logan
County employees at the courthouse and the nearby John Logan
building took a stroll. They weren't playing hooky or anything else,
it was part of an exercise of Logan County's newest safety plan.
The courthouse hosts the judges, state's attorney, prosecutors,
clerk and recorder, circuit clerk, board administrative, sheriff's
and the treasurer's offices. The John Logan Building hosts the
Assessor's and Regional Board of Education offices.
All employees in both buildings evacuated a short block away to the
Logan County Safety Complex at the sound of a 2 p.m. fire alarm.
The sheriff's department assisted courthouse security in
clearance at the courthouse and on the other end of the process,
emergency management agency personnel, Dan Fulscher and Bucky Washam
steered walkers to a congregation point for a count.
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The drill is part of a safety plan created with assistance
from Logan County EMA's Alana Sorrentino and Terry Storer,
Department of Public Health, Emergency Response Coordinator
Shana Altman in conjunction with the sheriff's department,
courthouse security and courthouse buildings and grounds
superintendent, Dennis Reves. Other departments addressed in the
plan, located in other locations include the highway department
and animal control facilities.
The Logan County Board's safety committee is chaired by Jan
Schumacher with Gene Rohlfs, Pat O’Neill and board chairman, Bob
Farmer as members.