Operation Wisconsin Dawn - 17 July 2014

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Bummer of a time for Madison PD to have gone dark--how long does it take to get a feed approved?

At any rate, from UWPD:

"The Emergency Management Unit of the UW-Madison Police Department, along with support from university, city, county, state, and federal agencies will hold a full-scale exercise on Thursday, July 17th. Some of the participating agencies include the Madison Fire & Police Departments, Dane Country Sheriff Office & Emergency Management, Department of Justice, FBI, US Attorney’s Office, UW Hospital, and Meriter Hospital. More than 400 people are expected to participate in this real-life simulation of an emergency at Camp Randall Stadium. Planning began over a year ago, and it’s the first time the University’s emergency response capacity will be tested at this level.

There is undoubtedly a changing security environment throughout the United States with images of the Boston Marathon bombing still clear in memory. Universities have a responsibility to the safety of its students, staff, and surrounding community; universities have a responsibility to prepare themselves for catastrophe. The Emergency Management Unit takes this responsibility seriously and notes the importance of UW-Madison’s commitment and financial support.

“Our philosophy is that emergencies can happen, and our job is to ensure that we can meet those challenges,” UWPD Emergency Management Supervisor Bill Curtis said. “Operation Wisconsin Dawn will be the largest and most sophisticated emergency response exercise in the state’s history.”

Continued: Operation Wisconsin Dawn | University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department
 
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