Wednesday mornings drill was put together by the city of Santa Barbara, Emergency Operation Center, Santa Barbara City College, and City Fire Department.
The exercise began at 9 a.m. and lasted for an hour. The drill focused on communication flow from field personnel to staff members.
Dealing with the difficulties of responding to the scene and identifying weather or not it is safe to enter the building and then to locate victims and remove them is what we going over, said SBCC director of safety Erik Fricke.
Ten rescue workers kept busy helping 11 victims who were seriously injured. One of those victims was city college staff member Jesse Felix.
“I feel like they really took the time to figure out what was really going on with me. Then when I came outside they continued to check up on me until the very end,” said Felix.