Residents and staff at Meridian Care of Alice conducted a mock fire drill Tuesday morning to practice and prefect their evacuation skills.

When the fire alarm was initiated the staff went into response mode and evacuated all residents that were in their designated area. Every resident was taken outside to a safe place away from the building.

The fire drill gives the staff the opportunity to see what works and what doesn't, said Administrator Charity Webster.

Once all residents were safely accounted for the residents were taken back to resume their daily activities. 

Alice Fire and Police Departments as well as the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department were on hand to assist in the mock fire drill.