UNC-CH to stage emergency drill Wednesday

From staff reportsJune 18, 2013 

— UNC-Chapel Hill will hold an emergency drill between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The drill will take place near Davis Library. The library backs up to Raleigh Street and its front entrance is near the Pit and Lenoir Dining Hall. During the drill, the area surrounding Davis Library will be blocked to pedestrians and vehicles, and Chapel Hill Transit service will be re-routed. Much of Raleigh Street will be blocked, and vehicles will be routed down Country Club Road.

During the drill, actors will portray gunmen, hostages and victims to simulate an actual emergency on campus. Police officers will be stationed around the perimeter of the emergency drill area, which will be clearly marked with barricades and signs explaining that a drill is in progress. Emergency vehicles and personnel will be visible in and around the library area, and uniformed responders will react as they would in an actual emergency.

The drill will focus on how the university works with local emergency responders if there is an actual emergency on campus. UNC’s Department of Public Safety is coordinating the exercise, which will include local law enforcement and response agencies.

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