Full Scale Emergency Exercise
What to expect on Thursday, June 29:
-Over 100 participants on campus for the exercise.
-Numerous police, fire, and ambulances in the area.
-No parking will be permitted in the South parking lot.
-Testing of the tone alert radios, SAFE-U emergency messaging, and the campus loud speaker.
-Sidewalks blocked near the campus apartments and the mall.
What to expect from 10:30-12:30 p.m. on June 29:
-No traffic flow between West and South Parking Lots
-Cougar Circle closed.
-Limited access to some campus buildings.
More Information on the training exercise on Thursday, June 29:
University of Minnesota, Morris employees, along with other Stevens County emergency responders, will participate in an emergency training exercise on Thursday, June 29, on campus from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be increased traffic, police activity, and emergency vehicles on and near campus: please know it is just a drill.
This live emergency preparedness exercise will be similar to the train derailment response exercise coordinated by Stevens County in Morris last summer. In addition to UMM units, the exercise will include area law enforcement; Stevens County Emergency Management, EMS, and fire departments; University of Minnesota Emergency Management and University of Minnesota Duluth Police Department; the US Department of Homeland Security, and other emergency response teams in an active threat simulation and response.
This exercise is a part of ongoing efforts to prepare the University of Minnesota, Morris and various Stevens County emergency responders to respond quickly and effectively in the event of an actual emergency. Participants will gather for discussions on processes for responding to emergencies on and off campus.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 9:00am to 2:00pm