Nursing students performing an evaluation during the CWC disaster drill of 2018

Riverton, WY—Central Wyoming College is conducting a practice disaster drill for emergency preparedness Thursday, April 21.  

WHAT: Central Wyoming College will direct a five-hour educational disaster drill.  The event is meant to look realistic, but prominent signage will indicate it is a drill.  All agencies that receive federal funding for emergency preparedness are required to exercise FEMA’s Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) to shape planning, assess and validate capabilities, and address areas for improvement for emergency preparedness.

WHO: CWC students (nursing, medical assistant, new media, film, and criminal justice) and administration on campus will participate within the scope of their degree program.  Law enforcement, Wyoming PBS, Classic Air Medical, National Weather Service, Riverton Fire Department, Fremont County Public Health, Fremont County Emergency Management, and Frontier Ambulance will also participate in this important drill.  Local media are welcome to attend the event and report from a designated area.

WHEN: Thursday, April 21, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

WHERE:  Central Wyoming College Campus: Joanne Y. McFarland Health and Science Center Nursing labs (205-217), Student Center, and in Wyoming PBS.
2660 Peck Ave, Riverton, WY 82501


With a mission to transform lives and strengthen communities through learning, leadership and connection, Central Wyoming College offers two bachelor’s degrees, 58 associate degrees and 10 certificates. The college includes a main campus in Riverton, an outreach center and the Alpine Science Institute in Lander, as well as outreach centers in Jackson and Dubois. Central Wyoming College is a designated Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution (NASNTI) and serves the largest American Indian student population in Wyoming.


Media Contact:
Jennifer Marshall Weydeveld
Executive Director, Marketing & Public Relations 
307-855-2103 (o) / 505-231-1776 (c), jennifer@cwc.edu