CSM Plans Emergency Exercise on La Plata Campus, Nov. 7

All Traffic to be Diverted to Campus' South Entrance, Mitchell Road

The College of Southern Maryland has planned an emergency exercise to occur from 8 a.m. to noon, Nov. 7 on its La Plata Campus, working in partnership with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency as well as with local and regional emergency management and public safety agencies. The exercise is designed to test the college's preparedness in collaboration with local first responder and emergency management agencies.

All traffic into the La Plata Campus on the morning of the exercise will be diverted to the college's south entrance at Mitchell Road and Campus Drive. Classes and programs for the morning will continue as scheduled and will not be affected by the exercise, which will be limited to the Business Building and the Center for Business and Industry.

An alert will be made through the college's emergency communication text system of CSM.txt to announce when the exercise begins and when it concludes. Throughout the exercise, the area will be accessible only to those officially involved in the drill, including local police, fire and EMS personnel as well as volunteers who will be serving in various roles.

For information on the college's emergency operations and preparedness, visit ready.csmd.edu. For information on the exercise, contact CSM Public Safety and Preparedness Executive Director Don Frick, dfrick@csmd.edu or 301-539-4753.

 

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CSM Emergency Exercise. 8 a.m.-noon, Nov. 7, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, Md. The College of Southern Maryland will host an emergency exercise on its La Plata Campus, working in partnership with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency as well as with local and regional emergency management and public safety agencies. All traffic into the campus the morning of the exercise will be diverted to the college's south entrance at Mitchell Road and Campus Drive. An alert will be made through the college's emergency text system of CSM.txt to announce when the exercise begins and when it concludes. The exercise area will be limited to participants only for the duration of the drill. Regularly scheduled classes and programs will occur as normal. Don Frick, dfrick@csmd.edu or 301-539-4753.

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