Tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 1, UNC Greensboro will conduct a large-scale, mass-casualty exercise in and around McIver Building. Note: All vehicles parked inside the exercise perimeter will need to be moved TODAY, Jan. 31, by 8 p.m. (see map here).
The drill, which will begin around 9 a.m. and last until 2 p.m., is designed to test the university and community’s emergency response and recovery plans and capabilities.
Tomorrow’s event is one of the largest drills ever conducted on a UNC System campus. More than 400 emergency personnel, volunteers and UNCG faculty, staff and students will participate in the exercise, including members of the Greensboro Police Department, Greensboro Fire Department, Guilford County EMS, State Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation and American Red Cross. To provide a realistic scenario for emergency responders and to ensure a safe exercise, the drill will result in some temporary changes to daily campus operations, including road, sidewalk and parking closures. In addition, simulated gunfire may be heard between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.