Tuesday May 21, 2013

This is only a Drill

The University is participating in an emergency preparedness exercise Wednesday. You may see emergency personnel on campus. This is only a drill.

The University will participate in an emergency preparedness exercise from 7 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 22. During this time, emergency personnel in full uniform — including firefighters, hazmat team members and public safety officers — will be seen around campus, near University of Dayton Arena and at Miami Valley Hospital, responding as if a real emergency is taking place.
Please do not be alarmed if you see emergency personnel, or students and employees who appear to be injured, or if you are told to keep away from certain areas of campus. This is only a drill.

Approximately 60 emergency personnel will be present in C lot during the event, part of a larger exercise conducted by the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management. A mock command post and triage area will be set up and actors playing the part of victims will be decontaminated and evacuated from the scene.
C Lot and the Kettering Labs loading dock/access road will be closed during this time. The three west-most lanes of C Lot and the access lane on the east side of Kettering Labs will be closed. If C Lot fills, P Lot will be available for holders of C Lot permits.
No hazards will be introduced during this drill. University personnel not affiliated with the exercise should remain outside the exercise area, as emergency equipment will move from place to place during the exercise.

For more information, contact Meagan Pant, assistant director of news and communications, at 937-229-3256 or mpant1@udayton.edu.