Ohio Statehouse Conducts Successful Code Adam Drill Prior to Busy School Tour Season
Columbus, Ohio –
The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) conducted a successful drill of the Ohio Statehouse “Code Adam” emergency response system earlier today. CSRAB utilizes the Code Adam emergency response system to continue to ensure a safe environment for the tens of thousands of school children that visit the Ohio Statehouse each year. A child abduction has never been attempted at the Statehouse.
CSRAB works with the Ohio Highway Patrol to conduct an annual drill of the Code Adam emergency response system prior to the busy school group tour season. The drill allows legislators and Capitol Square staff to practice the procedures and protocols that are in place to ensure the safety of the Capitol’s young visitors.
The safety of visiting children is taken very seriously at the Ohio Statehouse. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB), in cooperation with the Statehouse Command Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, has implemented this Code Adam program to find children who are reported lost or missing while in the Ohio Statehouse.
Code Adam is a nationally-recognized “missing child” safety program used throughout the United States since 1994. It is named in memory of Adam Walsh, the six-year-old son of John Walsh, who was abducted from a department store in Florida and was later found murdered in 1981. The Ohio Statehouse along with many museums, department stores, retail shops, shopping malls, supermarkets and amusement parks participate in the Code Adam program.
To view this press release and others, visit www.ohiostatehouse.org.
The Ohio Statehouse is more than a monument to our past; it's where history happens! The Ohio Statehouse is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed holidays. The Ohio Statehouse Museum is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends from noon to 4 p.m.; closed holidays. Admission is free. Free guided tours are offered weekdays on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and weekends from noon to 3 p.m. Tours depart from the Map Room easily accessible from the Third Street entrance. Groups of 10 or more are requested to call in advance to ensure a guide is available. Contact 888/OHIO-123 for more information or to schedule a group tour. For more information about the Ohio Statehouse visit www.ohiostatehouse.org.
The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) is responsible for maintaining the historic character of the Statehouse and Capitol Square while providing for the health, safety and convenience of those who work in or visit the complex. The Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center coordinates tours of Capitol Square and provides information about the buildings, their history and Ohio's government.
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