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Alerting Anxiety Notification Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts
Alerting Anxiety Exercise
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This exercise will serve as an opportunity for college or university public safety and emergency management staff to work through scenario information and injects dealing with activating your institution’s emergency notification system.

This exercise is comprised of three scenario vignettes. The objective of the exercise is for participants:

  • To determine whether or not to issue an Emergency Alert based on the scenario and current procedures.
  • To determine the kind of information that should be included in the Emergency Alert when issued.

Campus Shield Exercise Initiative

The Alerting Anxiety – A Campus Notification Exercise is part of the national Campus Shield Exercise Initiative.

Exercise Scenarios

Active Shooter Vignette

It’s a quiet Tuesday afternoon during the middle of the spring term. There are no special events occurring on campus and it is a pleasant, sunny day.

At 2:31PM the Campus Public Safety Office receives a phone call from a frantic female. Hysterically she says “There’s a man with a gun in the classroom building.” The call taker hears the sounds of gunshots and screams in the background.

Building Fire Vignette

It’s 11:34AM on a Thursday and classes are in session across the campus.

Suddenly a fire alarm is activated in the largest classroom building on campus and students, instructors and staff members are seen evacuating the building. The Campus Public Safety Office is alerted to a fire occurring on campus.

Severe Weather Vignette

Severe weather associated with a line of thunderstorms moving through the area prompts the local forecast office of the National Weather Service to issue a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the region at 1:15PM.

As the line of thunderstorms continues to intensify the forecast office issues a Tornado Watch for the area.

At 3:08PM, meteorologists at the at the forecast office identify a thunderstorm on their Doppler weather radar capable of producing a tornado. Within moments a Tornado Warning is issued.

Exercise Participation Information

There is NO CHARGE to participate in this unique exercise; however space is limited to the first 20 universities and colleges submitting an Information Request Form.
For information about participating in this exercise please complete an Information Request Form. Upon completing the form you will be contacted and provided with additional information.
Once your university or college is approved it will appear on the list of participating universities and colleges.
Exercise Date Exercise Time Exercise Vignettes Exercise
Location / Participation *
Individual participant registration CLOSES at 12:00PM ET on the day prior to the exercise
October 19, 2018 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
Participation Information
Active Shooter
Building Fire
Register Now ** From a conference room or similar location via the ONX System as part of your organization’s Incident Management Team
* Everyone who will be participating in the exercise must register for the following reasons:
  1. Prior to the exercise important Read Ahead materials will be e-mailed to all registered participants. These materials are important to ensure your participation in the exercise is successful.
  2. At the end of the exercise only registered participants will be able to complete and submit their individual exercise evaluation (Hotwash).
  3. Only registered participants will be able to access and print their Certificate of Participation once they have submitted their individual exercise evaluation.
** Prior to registering you should make sure that your university or college is on the list of approved participating universities and colleges.