Knoxville daycare holds emergency preparedness session for staff

Knoxville daycare holds emergency preparedness session for staff

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Workers learned how to respond to many different situations, including fires, severe weather, earthquakes, intruders, evacuations, bomb threats and evacuations. Workers learned how to respond to many different situations, including fires, severe weather, earthquakes, intruders, evacuations, bomb threats and evacuations.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The staff of a Knoxville child care center spent Monday learning how to respond to emergencies.

The session, called "Safety Summit," is the first of its kind in the Knox area.

Nanny's Edu-Care Center decided to hold the event because of the recent school shootings.

Workers learned how to respond to many different situations, including fires, severe weather, earthquakes, intruders, evacuations, bomb threats and evacuations.

Officials said the trainees need to remember they are dealing with kids.

"Adults will follow direction. Children need that mentoring. They need that assistance to make sure they are getting from a place of potential injury to a place of safety in an organized and timely manner," said Colin Cumesty, Fire Prevention Specialist for the Knox County Fire Prevention Bureau.

The Knoxville Police Department, Rural/Metro, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Covenant Health's security department and the Y-12 Security Complex were at the session to aid training exercises.

All of the staff from Nanny's Edu-Care Center attended the event.

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