Last Thursday’s Evacuation and Check-In exercises provided a prime learning opportunity for Emergency Management staff to evaluate a large-scale evacuation of the Lab’s main hill site. Approximately 1,800 staff evacuated the hill in one hour and 15 minutes. For the Check-In exercise, 75 percent of staff used selected methods to report to their superiors that they were accounted for. “Because of our unique location, there’s a higher likelihood we will encounter an earthquake or wildland fire,” says Emergency Manager Aaron Ward. “The lessons learned from the exercises will help us improve our plans to better respond to these type of disasters and strengthen our Lab’s safety culture.” Participants can share feedback here.