Emergency Response Drill
All of the Board of Education members, Superintendent Bratten, myself, and Dr. Hartmann want to thank everyone who assisted the Stow Police Department, Stow Fire Department, Stow EMS, and Metro S.W.A.T. on October 14th at the High School. Mr. Putka did a wonderful job having Stow graduates come back to assist in doing stage makeup for our "actors", Dr. Hartmann worked diligently to recruit volunteer students to be in classrooms as hostages, hiding under tables, running out of the building, being triaged by EMS, and, in general, providing a realistic environment for our safety forces to train in. Superintendent Bratten, along with Police Chief Film and Fire Chief Stone, provided the necessary command leadership that would be required in similar circumstances. There isn't enough that can be said about our safety forces! Not only did they work closely with our students, but truly showed everyone on October 14th why they are some of our community's finest men and women. We are duly proud of the high caliber of safety personnel in our city. To everyone involved - GREAT JOB!
Mark Fritz, Director of Operations