Be prepared

Four facilities workers — (from left) Randy Kemper, Gene Russell, Rich Bartholome and Brian Strahan — receive empty pill bottles from volunteers during the University’s Strategic National Stockpile drill March 18, which was supervised by the St. Louis County Department of Health and simulated the department’s and WUSTL’s responses to an anthrax release in St. Louis. The purpose of the drill was to ensure that the University and the health department have the capability to get life-saving drugs to the University population in a public health crisis. Approximately 200 volunteers — including students, faculty and staff — were involved in the drill at the Gargoyle as both patients and caregivers.