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UR, RPD to test emergency response procedures

The University of Rochester’s Department of Public Safety and the Rochester Police Department join forces on Tuesday to test their emergency response procedures on the campus.

The two agencies will conduct joint exercises, using a realistic crisis scenario with live role players, to test response capabilities and coordination among local response units, officials said.

The two identical, hour-long drills will take place at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to allow multiple emergency responder shifts to participate.

The scenario will be staged in the vicinity of Eastman Quad. A perimeter will be established by to indicate a live drill is taking place and to ensure the buildings and area have been cleared for the exercise, officials said.

All campus roads will remain open, but travel may be delayed at some points during the exercises. 

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