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Disaster preparedness exercise to be held on Health Sciences Campus

The College of Pharmacy in collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine, the AU/UGA Medical Partnership, the College of Public Health and the Office of Emergency Preparedness will conduct a disaster preparedness exercise on the Health Sciences Campus March 19 from noon to 5 p.m. Community partners include the Clarke County Emergency Management Agency and Athens Regional Medical Center.

The exercise scenario will include tents, decontamination equipment and emergency response vehicles. Students will take part in five outdoor drills with simulated human victims, including one drill with animals. Additionally five administrative drills will be conducted in Russell Hall.

The students will learn about preparation and planning, incident management, safety and security, triage and treatment as well as evacuation.