OUPD emergency training exercise set for Friday, April 9, on campus
Oakland University administrators and OUPD officials are reminding the campus community that a full-scale, emergency management training exercise will take place on campus on Friday, April 9, 2010.
The OUPD and numerous other local, state and federal law enforcement and emergency preparedness agencies have been planning this event for more than a year. Supported by a U.S. Department of Education grant, it will involve:
Rochester Police and Fire Departments
Auburn Hills Police and Fire Departments
Rochester Hills Fire Department
Oakland County Sheriff
Oakland County Homeland Security Division
Michigan State Police
OU student, staff and faculty participants
The exercise will take place near Wilson Blvd. and Meadow Brook Road and may require some partial road closures. Campus community members and visitors who see personnel from the agencies listed above participating in the exercise can rest assured that this is simply a training exercise and not a real emergency.
In a communication to the campus community last week, administrators stressed that “this extensive, multi-agency simulation will be an invaluable means of preparing the university and partner organizations to effectively respond to emergency or crisis situations.”
The university is working to more than adequately communicate that Friday’s exercise will be nothing more than a simulation and that no real emergency will be taking place.
OUPD officials are reminding the campus community that a full-scale, emergency management training exercise will take place on campus on Friday, April 9.
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