Public safety exercise to occur on U of M Minneapolis campus on Feb. 19

February 18, 2015

Who: Minnesota National Guard 55th Civil Support Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and University of Minnesota partners
What: Public safety exercise
When: Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Where: Thompson Center for Environmental Management, 501 23rd Ave. S.E., Minneapolis

The Minnesota National Guard 55th Civil Support Team, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and University of Minnesota partners will participate in a public safety training exercise on Feb. 19.

There will be no threat to public safety during the training.

This exercise will help public safety personnel and leaders ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and community members in the event of a major incident on or near campus. It’s important to note this training is not designed to address any specific deficiency in response capabilities or any specific threat.

The exercise will begin at 8:45 a.m. at the Thompson Center for Environmental Management (TCEM), which is near the Stadium Village light rail station. The building and grounds surrounding TCEM will be considered a training site and access to this area will be limited.  Signage will be posted. Those coming to campus and other in the area should expect to see National Guard and other emergency response vehicles.  

The U chose the date and location for this exercise to minimize impact on everyday campus life.

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