August 1, 2012
It takes almost an hour to walk through Fluvanna High School without stopping, and that sheer size could become a problem during an emergency.
Fire and First Responders went through the new Fluvanna County High School to familiarize themselves with its hazards so they can respond faster to emergencies. About 25 people took the two and a half hour tour.
They looked for vents, hoods, smoke detectors, accesses to roofs and other places, and where to plug in their water hoses.
"It gives us the ability to see it when it's not occupied. You know, if we had an event, there'd be kids in here. We'd be combatting the event and trying to get in and out through the kids. There'd be a lot of confusion, so it gives us a little bit more of a relaxed situation to tour it," said Scott Carpenter, Lake Monticello Fire Chief.
This is the second of two tours for Fluvanna County EMS workers. Now crews will sit down and pre-plan for any emergencies at the high school.
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