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Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications

WVFD member Chuck Vette, left, speaks to Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools Superintendent Randy Geier and Elementary Principal/Activity Director Joseph Frecks after the WVFD and Wauneta EMS were inadvertently called to the school during a planned fire drill.

Fire drill stops hearts, demonstrates excellent response time by WVFD, Wauneta EMS squad

The Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department and Wauneta EMS confirmed their exemplary response time Tuesday afternoon when a planned fire drill was accidentally sent out as the real thing. Hearts throughout town stopped until the mishap was uncovered.
    Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools Superintendent Randy Geier said the school had planned to hold a fire drill at its Wauneta Attendance Center on Tuesday afternoon.
    He said the protocol for a fire drill is that the fire alarm company is supposed to first call a school representative to verify the alarm prior to issuing a call to emergency responders.

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