Huntsville City School District to conduct emergency drill

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An emergency drill for Huntsville city schools will take place Tuesday morning.

The drill is a chance for administrators and law enforcement to test the system’s crisis response plan.

The drill will happen at 9:00 a.m. at the Huntsville High School Freshman Academy.

Anyone who passes by should not be alarmed.

City and county law enforcement, HEMSI, firefighters, even the Red Cross, will respond to a mock crisis at the school.

The system’s new Event Response Communications Vehicle will be at the center of the action.

We were the first to show you the new vehicle Monday morning.

School leaders say the truck, known as the ERC-V, is critical to their response plans since it provides a hub for communication.

They say that is essential in any crisis whether it be a school attack or severe weather.

School leaders expect the drill to last about two hours.

The will participate in a debriefing afterward to identify the things that went well and the areas where there’s room for improvement.