War Games Eagle

I plan to stay away from campus tomorrow morning, since it sounds like I wouldn’t be able to get into my office anyway:

Auburn University will have an “active shooter” emergency preparedness training exercise the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 16, so university personnel and local first-responders can practice dealing with a campus emergency or disaster. Sultans of SWATPerimeters will be set up around the area of the Student Center and Haley Center for a drill that will include role playing and emergency response by public safety agencies. “We’ll have agencies from across the Auburn area participating in the drill,” said Chance Corbett, associate director of Auburn University’s Department of Public Safety and Security/Emergency Management. “We need to ensure that the university and public safety agencies are prepared and ready to respond to an emergency or disaster on campus.” Participating agencies will include Auburn University, Auburn Police Division, Auburn Fire Department, Lee County Emergency Management Agency, Auburn University Medical Clinic and East Alabama Emergency Medical Services. In addition, a joint information center will be activated on campus that will allow the university’s Office of Communications and Marketing to test its effectiveness in gathering and disseminating information. “In the event of a large incident or an event that attracts national media attention, our department must be prepared to provide the public with timely, accurate information,” said Mike Clardy, director of communications. University officials selected Dec. 16 for the exercise because classes will have ended for the fall semester and activity on campus will be scarce. The exercise is set to begin at 7:45 a.m. and should last until about noon.

I wonder whether the deadline for faculty to submit grades will be extended by an extra half-day to make up for the half-day that we won’t be able to have access to our Haley Center offices? (Okay, I don’t actually wonder that.)

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5 Responses to War Games Eagle

  1. Franklin Harris December 15, 2009 at 11:15 pm #

    If it’s anything like when I was a student there, the elevators in Haley Center probably won’t be working, anyway.

  2. Brandon December 15, 2009 at 11:43 pm #

    Auburn is threatened by The Terrorists, and The Insurgents is it?

  3. John December 16, 2009 at 12:47 am #

    Brandon, I imagine what they’re concerned about is something like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Tech_massacre

    • Brandon December 16, 2009 at 2:05 pm #

      I wouldn’t worry about that. The US government has ended all violent crime with its revolutionary gun control law, signed on January 5, 2008. No longer must we be afraid of homicidal psychopaths roaming the quiet countryside. They can no longer legally possess firearms, you see.

  4. steven December 16, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    What, no Auburn SWAT team, Roderick?

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