ATCC To Host Emergency Training Drills on
Exercises Will Help to Strengthen Community Emergency Responsiveness
July 21, 2010 11:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
MANASSAS, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--ATCC is pleased to host a three-day training seminar for
local emergency first responders during the week of August 2–6. The exercises will include simulated emergency
response drills. The anticipated participants include members from several local agencies – fire, police, emergency
medical services, George Mason University safety division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and public health
care organizations. Neighboring businesses and commuters can expect to see as many as 100 local emergency
responders, in full gear, along with various emergency vehicles and equipment at ATCC facilities throughout the
week, according to ATCC.
These valuable emergency drills are part of ATCC’s ongoing commitment to strengthen effective coordination and
communication between emergency first responders and laboratory personnel in the local community. The training
seminar is hosted in conjunction with representatives from Emory University’s Applied Laboratory Emergency
Response Training (ALERT) program.
ATCC provides research and development tools and reagents as well as related biological material
management services, consistent with its mission: to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, and distribute
standard reference microorganisms, cell lines, and related materials for research in the life sciences.
With distribution to more than 140 countries and a working relationship with 12 distribution partners, we
have the experience, knowledge, rigorous methodologies, standards, longevity and the global reach to serve
academic institutions, government agencies, biotech, biopharma, and research organizations around the
For more information, visit www.atcc.org.
Dionne Dyches, 703-365-2879