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Emergency Drill: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

DANA POINT, CA, October 28, 2014 – There will be an emergency preparedness drill at the Ocean Institute on Tuesday, October 28, 4:30 - 6 p.m.  This exercise will include participation with the OC Fire Department, OC Sheriff, Dana Point Harbor Patrol, Newport Beach Harbor Patrol, Doctor’s Ambulance, California State Parks Police and OC Lifeguards.

The purpose of this training exercise is to increase interagency communication and cooperation, give responders firsthand experience working in the unique setting of Dana Point Harbor and prepare Ocean Institute staff to respond to a major emergency.   There will be many emergency vehicles on the roads and in the water and Dana Point Harbor drive will be closed from the intersection with Cove Road to the Ocean Institute parking lot between 4:30pm and 5:30pm. For questions, please contact Nathan Taxel, Director of Outdoor Education, at ntaxel@ocean-institute.org or (216) 570-4254.

Founded in 1977, the Ocean Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to ocean preservation through education, setting the standard for educational excellence and serving as a leading resource for universities, museums, teachers and all others seeking to increase their knowledge of the ocean.  The Ocean Institute is open to the general public on weekends, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Cost:  $6.50 adults, $4.50 children (ages 4-12), Ocean Institute members free.  Unique maritime and ocean-themed items are available in the Chambers Gallery everyday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Institute address: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point.  Website: www.ocean-institute.org.
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