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UB to stage full-scale emergency exercise

Published July 17, 2017 at 2:20 PM

The University at Buffalo Emergency Management Department, in collaboration with local, state and federal emergency responders, will conduct a full-scale exercise designed to ensure coordinated, timely and effective response and recovery to a campus crisis.

The exercise will take place Wednesday, July 19, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in and around Clark Hall on the UB South Campus.

The UB Emergency Management Department will collaborate with UB's Incident Management Team; University Police (UPD); Environment, Health and Safety (EHS); Student Life; University Communications and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

There will be significant law enforcement, fire and emergency service present at this time. In order to avoid any confusion, the public is being notified ahead of time.

The participating agencies will include Kaleida Health, Buffalo Fire and Police Departments, Erie County Emergency Services, Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Amherst Emergency Services, Erie County Department of Health, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), State University of New York (SUNY) Administration and New York State agencies.

During the exercise access to faculty and staff parking lots adjacent to Diefendorf and Clark Halls on the UB South Campus will be temporarily unavailable.

To ensure the safety of those participating in the exercise, approximately 250 spaces within the Diefendorf lot, in addition to 20 faculty and staff spaces in the Clark lot, will be unavailable while the event is being conducted.

During that time, up to 100 remaining spaces will be available in the Diefendorf lot. Parking spaces in Michael-Farber, Parker and Townsend lots on the South Campus will also be available. 

Because of the sensitive nature of the activities, The exercise is closed to the campus community and the general public.