On the morning of Tuesday, March 21, local citizens may see emergency personnel and vehicles or hear sirens on the Oxford College campus. However, this should not be a cause of concern. From 8:30 to 11 a.m. Oxford will be conducting an exercise to test its current crisis procedures and to practice for a possible future emergency. This is organized in conjunction with Emory University’s Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, the city of Oxford, and Newton County.
The mock scenario for Tuesday’s exercise is a fire in Oxford College’s Haygood residence hall that results in injuries. Actors will be used, and emergency teams from the city of Oxford and Newton County will be on hand - EMS, fire and police departments, etc.
Activities for the exercise should not have an impact on most people’s schedule or traffic. Questions can be directed to Cathy Wooten, director of communications, through the Oxford College main number, 770-784-8888.