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School system receives GEMA award

April 29, 2004

Thomasville - The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) has certified an emergency preparedness plan for the Thomas County School system. All seven schools in the system have a specific plan.

Deputy Steven Jones says, "We have excellent students at Thomas County Schools. Our students are great, our staff is great. The school system is a good system to work with and our problems are very few."

Dennis Cain, who wrote most of the plan says, "There's an old saying, 'never say never'. We prepare for the worst and hope that it never happens."

The plan includes emergency procedures for events like bomb threats, hazardous material spills and fires. In 1999 legislation was passed that requires every school to have an emergency plan.

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