TWU practices safety with successful lockdown drill
As part of ongoing efforts to maintain campus safety, Trinity Western University executed a successful campus-wide lockdown drill on Oct. 21. The purpose of the drill was to better prepare students, faculty, and staff in the event of an emergency. “We cannot prevent but we can prepare,” said Jo Jansen, TWU’s security and parking manager. “The better we practice, the better we are prepared.”
At 12:30 p.m. security sent digital alerts via phone, email, and campus computers to initiate the drill. All those on campus proceeded to an office or classroom, locked the doors and turned off the lights. The lockdown lasted roughly 20 minutes, during which security and fire marshals ensured the campus was secure. Police were on site and reported positive feedback to TWU security.
According to Jansen, these drills will help TWU security, staff and students better prepare for action if this kind of situation occurs. “We are looking at ways to further improve,” Jansen said. “We don’t want to remain complacent.”