Campus practices for emergency it hopes never comes

July 17, 2014

Photo: emergency responders

As part of a full-scale campus emergency-response exercise, members of the UW-Madison Police Department, Madison Fire and Police Departments, Dane County Sheriff’s Office, FBI and other regional agencies respond to mock reports of a simulated bomb incident with wounded victims during a running event at Camp Randall Stadium.

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Photo: Emergency operations center

As part of the exercise, more than 75 designated staff -- responsible for activities ranging from consolidating information from at-the-scene police, to logistical coordination, to communicating to the public -- reported to an Emergency Operation Center.

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Photo: Officials rehearse for news conference

Key university and agency officials, including Chancellor Rebecca Blank (second from right) rehearse their statements prior to leading a mock news conference regarding the simulated incident.

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Photo: First responders

Members of the UW-Madison Police Department, Madison Fire and Police Departments, Dane County Sheriff’s Office, FBI and other regional agencies respond to the simulated incident.

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