An emergency training drill was held earlier today on the Eastern Virginia Medical Center campus, home to Eastern Virginia Medical School, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. EVMS was the lead agency for the drill. The Virginia State Police and the City of Norfolk, including fire, rescue and police, also participated in the drill.
The surrounding Colley Avenue community as well as those on the medical center campus saw and heard the activities, sirens and lights of first responders during the drill, which took place on Children’s Lane.
There was no cause for alarm during the drill.
Important facts about the drill:
- The emergency activities on Children’s Lane on April 25, from 9 to 11 am, were part of a drill.
- All EVMS, CHKD and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital services were fully operational during the exercise.
- All city roadways were open during the exercise, with the exception of Children’s Lane, which runs parallel to Colley Avenue between Olney Road and Raleigh Avenue.
- Travelers used Raleigh Avenue to reach the CHKD Emergency Room.
Take an inside look at the drill.