BENTON -- Amber Scudder, emergency management director for Scott County, presented an updated emergency plan for the courthouse to County Commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday.
One significant addition to the plan is the addition of emergency codes for the courthouse.
Emergency codes were originally used by hospitals to alert staff to various emergency situations and quickly convey that information while reducing the chance of stress or panic among patients.
While the courthouse does not have a public address system, the phone system does have an intercom system that can be used to call the codes, according to county officials.
"A lot of the businesses and hospitals around here all go by the same code system," Scudder said.
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