Skyscraper Evacuation Only A Drill

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

The First National Tower at 16th and Dodge streets in downtown Omaha held a disaster planning drill Wednesday morning.

All 40 floors were evacuated with about 1,400 employees and tenants assembling at Pioneer Courage Park a couple blocks away where there was a head-count.

It took 25-minutes for the tower to be evacuated.
Reporter: "Is that a good time?"
Kevin Langin with First National Bank: "That's really good. We're happy with the result there."

Omaha Police, Fire and Emergency Management also worked on evacuation scenarios from the ground and from the vacant 30th and 34th floors of the skyscraper.

Drills are done to ensure public safety in the event of a real emergency.


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