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.

Ambulances and firetrucks lined up on Colley Avenue.

Ambulances and firetrucks lined up on Colley Avenue.

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. 

  • Local responders off load "patients" from the active shooter drill.

    Local responders off load “patients” from the active shooter drill.

  • "Patients" are triaged and assigned in the Emergency Department.

    “Patients” are triaged and assigned in the Emergency Department.

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    Local responders and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Emergency staff participate in the drill.
    Emergency Department teams assess "patients" during the drill.

    Emergency Department teams assess “patients” during the drill.

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    Teams from EVMS, CHKD, Sentara and local responders participate in a debriefing after the drill.