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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
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Meghan Porter, Public Information Supervisor, 360-867-2097, or email at meghan.porter@co.thurston.wa.us  

Evacuation Emergency Training Drill to Impact Thurston County Facilities
The drill will take place at Thursday, August 15 at 1:15 p.m.

OLYMPIA – All Thurston County offices and departments will briefly close on Thursday, August 15, at 1:15 p.m. for an evacuation emergency training drill. County employees will be asked to evacuate the buildings during the drill. The drills are expected to last 15-20 minutes. During the drill, courthouse visitors will be given an explanation of what is happening, and the choice to wait in gathering areas or in their vehicles until the drill is over.

What: Evacuation Emergency Training Drill
Where: All Thurston County Facilities
When: Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.
Duration: 15-20 minutes

“These drills are an important part of our service to the public,” said County Manager Ramiro Chavez.  “When we need to evacuate the buildings quickly and safely, it is important we get it right. To do this, we must practice our reaction to ensure everyone knows where to exit and where to go to be at a safe distance from the buildings.”

County staff will be located both inside and outside the buildings to assist the public during the drills. 
 
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County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3