An emergency preparedness drill was conducted by local officials Tuesday, leading to the planned evacuation of Napoleon Junior/Senior High School.
The exercise started at 8:35 a.m., when the board office was notified of a chlorine leak near the swimming pool pumps with a vapor cloud, leading to the evacuation approximately half a mile to St. Paul Lutheran Church and School. Napoleon Elementary School, which is located across the street, was locked down and students sheltered in place.
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Two more victims are removed from the hot zone by rescue crews.
Firefighters wheel a victim of the chlorine spill out of the hot zone.
Henry County Emergency Management Agency Director Tracy Busch talks with Napoleon Fire Chief Clayton O'Brien.
Smoke from the Napoleon Fire Department’s smoke machine was used to portray the chlorine vapors from the spill. Rescue crews can be seen preparing victims to be removed from the hot zone.
High school students watch "Remember the Titans" at St. Paul Lutheran Church while they wait for the all clear sign. High school students were in the chapel while seventh and eighth grade students were in the gym watching "Wonder." The students were evacuated to St. Paul.
Napoleon firefighters wearing hazardous materials suits pull a wagon of tools as they prepare to enter the hot zone of the drill to stop the chlorine leak.
A Napoleon firefighter wears a hazardous materials suit.
Firefighters don hazardous material suits in order to investigate the chlorine spill.
A Napoleon firefighter prepares to enter the Napoleon Junior/Senior High School in a hazardous material suit.
A “victim” is wheeled out of the hot zone while a firefighter waits with two other victims.
Napoleon Area City Schools Superintendent Erik Belcher (left) confers with Napoleon Fire Chief Clayton O’Brien.
A member of the Napoleon Fire Department begins putting on hazardous material gear to prepare for entering Napoleon Junior/Senior High School.
A “victim” of the chlorine spill is loaded into an ambulance.
A Napoleon firefighter gets his air pack prepared.
Students from Napoleon Junior/Senior High School walk down Clairmont Avenue as part of the evacuation process during an emergency preparedness drill at the school Tuesday involving a fake chlorine spill.
A firefighter is scrubbed after being in the hot zone of the chlorine spill.
Students and staff of Napoleon Junior/Senior High School walk down Glenwood Avenue as part of the evacuation part of Tuesday’s drill. The students were evacuated to St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Students are evacuated down Clairmont Avenue from Napoleon Junior/Senior High School during a drill which involved a chlorine spill.