UB to stage simulated ‘active shooter’ full-scale exercise

Published August 10, 2016 at 1:45 PM

University at Buffalo officials would like to inform the UB community and area residents that there will be a full-scale, “active shooter” training exercise on Sunday, August 14, from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. in and around Clemens Hall on the UB North Campus.

The University at Buffalo Police Department (UPD), in collaboration with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, will conduct a full-scale exercise designed to ensure coordinated, timely and effective response and recovery in the event of an “active shooter” emergency. For this exercise, UPD will also collaborate with UB Emergency Management, Student Affairs, University Communications and the College of Arts and 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 crisis simulation will focus on response from UPD, UB Emergency Management and Student Affairs. The scenario will also involve the UB Alert system and involve command-level interaction with external law enforcement and emergency response agencies.

The outside agencies participating in the exercise will include Amherst Police, Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Buffalo FBI Office, Getzville Fire Department, Twin City Ambulance and Erie County Specialized Medical Assistance Response team (SMART).

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