The exercise was carried out with the simulation in the Sabaneta headquarters of an explosion, a collision of a vehicle in the Poblado headquarters and a landslide in the Center for Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics (CVZ), this exercise allowed the putting into action of the three focus groups for emergency care and response, risk management committee, evacuation coordinators and emergency brigade, successfully completing the National Emergency Response Drill at CES University.
At the Envigado (CVZ) headquarters, the management committee reported a total of 89 evacuated people, including administrative personnel and external public. On the side of the Poblado headquarters, a total of 994 people evacuated from buildings A, B and C were reported; Furthermore, in the Bienestar building (B) a simulation of a collided vehicle and some injured people was carried out, where the Institutional Brigade personnel attended the case.
On the side of the IPS CES Sabaneta, 240 people were evacuated and a simulation of an explosion was carried out due to the manipulation of a chemical material. In total, in the exercise of all the venues, one person died and four injured were simulated.
“The behavior of the CES community in general was remarkable in each of the points where the situations occurred, a calm and orderly evacuation was recorded. All emergencies were controlled after 9:50 in the morning on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 ” , highlighted the Emergency Operations Center (COE) of the CES University through a statement.
Every year the CES University has been improving the culture in terms of risk and disaster management where the University community has responded in a very assertive and participatory way to these activities.
"The balance is very positive in terms of the expectations we had with the drill, we met the objective and it was that people increasingly familiarize themselves with the meeting points, the different routes to evacuate and that the different attention groups meet prepare from the role that corresponds to them for the attention and response to emergencies, " said Verónica Laverde Gómez, leader of Occupational Health and Safety at CES University.