OCU Disaster Response Vehicle Arrives On Campus
Ohio Christian University is pleased to announce that our new Disaster Response vehicle arrived at the campus the first week of August. A heartfelt thanks goes out to Texas businessman Dr. Lyle and Nell Reed for their generous contribution in funding the purchase of this exceptional response vehicle; without their assistance we would not have the capabilities we do now. This vehicle is equipped with a three-burner stove, microwave, a 7000 watt generator, floodlights and many more items that provide efficient and flexible capabilities for disaster response.
The vehicle will allow OCU students and community members to respond and serve citizens in areas of disaster and times of emergencies. The vehicle provides an expeditious response with necessary supplies and equipment to collaborate efforts with a standing response team or the flexibility to work in an autonomous mode. When the “sirens” sound, OCU students will be able to respond within hours to serve the affected area in providing meals and other restorative efforts for several days. This vehicle is a vital logistical node in our response to disasters and humanitarian efforts when the “call for help” is received.
OCU’s Bachelor of Arts in Business-Disaster Management and Relief prepares young men and women on how to provide assistance in relief and recovery efforts during natural disasters and those emergencies caused by human means. The program also provides the foundations for employment with emergency management organizations. Professor Sean Lovell who directs the program is excited by the vested interest that both OCU and its affiliates have not only in the success of the university, but in this program as well.