Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Quote of the day … “He got three traffic citations. In Pennsylvania, texting and driving is a $45 fine. I’ll be crippled for the rest of my life, and my career as an EMT is over.” – Joey Eddins, a Columbia QRS volunteer, from this Lancaster Online [Insider] article about her story of being in a traffic crash as a result of a person who was texting while driving.
- Some communicate; some have not | Earlier this week, the community learned of an impending emergency preparedness full-scale exercise at Lancaster Catholic High School.
- The follow-up information came after the event – “Lancaster Catholic students, staff feel better prepared following shooting drill” – Lancaster Online and a top of page one story in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.
- The school’s facebook page, too, carried photos and this post: “Lancaster Catholic High School teamed up with South Central Task Force on September 16 to conduct an Intruder Drill. The exercise was conducted to prepare LCHS students, faculty and staff, as well as local police, resonpders (sic) and task force members on what to do in the event of a real emergency situation.”
- Was there similar communication with the community when Columbia Borough’s police department conducted it’s own “active shooter” exercise a couple years ago? Not really …
- AFTER THE EXERCISE … Well, Columbia Quick Response Service, Inc. (QRS) posted this at its website.
This is extracted from the Borough council May 14, 2012 meeting minutes.
- A search at the Columbia Borough School District’s Website produced nothing about the event.
- Lessons We Don’t Learn: A Study of the Lessons of Disasters, Why We Repeat Them, and How We Can Learn Them
- Separate and unequal justice | Another class that’s has different justice rules – elected public servants who are slimy and illicit in their practices never get the justice that would apply to us. – Philly.com
- Feet in the Street Art Show – news release
Who will win the presidency? – news release
- “We pay for water. Why don’t bottled water companies have to?“ – Public Source
Columbia Crossings facebook page – Name change? When did the Columbia Crossings structure transition to the Columbia Crossings River Trails Center?
Reminder notice from the Columbia Public Library: “Knitting Class is CANCELLED (sic) due to a death in the instructor’s family. It is rescheduled for OCTOBER 15 from 1 to 3:30″