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Jerry Minger
Indiana University Police Department

Jessican Renn
Monroe County Emergency Management

Last modified: Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Volunteers sought for emergency-response exercise Aug. 19

July 14, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- You can be a victim without getting hurt. Here's a chance to experience firefighters rescuing the injured and observe police tactics being used to make an extremely dangerous situation safe.

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Members of the Local Emergency Planning Committee plan for an emergency-response exercise

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The Monroe County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is coordinating a full-scale exercise on the Indiana University campus and involving all of Monroe County's emergency response agencies, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 19. In the recent past, violent incidents in schools and on college campuses have become an increasing concern for parents, students and those who respond to life threatening incidents.

Volunteers can see and experience firsthand how agencies and organizations in Monroe County respond to a critical incident on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. Media representatives are welcome to participate and observe personnel from the Red Cross, law enforcement, fire service and emergency medical organizations coming together in concert to address a situation that requires each agencies special training and knowledge.

This exercise is designed to ensure preparedness in responding to a real disaster.

Volunteer information

There will be a volunteer meeting prior to the exercise. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drill begins promptly at 1 p.m. and it ends at 5 p.m..

To sign up to be a volunteer or if you have questions, contact Jessica Renn at Monroe County Emergency Management, 812-349-2533 or Volunteers may also sign up online at