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UB exercise to test biosafety preparedness

Published September 30, 2016 at 3:34 PM

The University at Buffalo, in collaboration with local 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 a biosafety emergency.

The exercise will take place from 8-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, on the UB South Campus, and will be separated into two interconnected parts: live action, followed by a tabletop scenario.

The live action portion of the exercise will take place in the Biomedical Research Building, and involve responses by University Police, Environment, Health and Safety personnel and UB Emergency Management. The second, tabletop segment of the exercise will take place in the Biomedical Education Building. Among the key goals of the exercise are demonstrating the ability to implement an Incident Command System (ICS) and staff the UB Campus Emergency Operations Center (CEOC).

Additional exercise participants include the UB Office of Communications, Federal Bureau of Investigation, American Medical Response, Erie County Department of Health and Calspan-University at Buffalo Research Center (CUBRC).

The exercise is closed to the campus community and the general public.