Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M-Kingsville to host bomb threat drill Feb. 21

campus-wide - 02/21/13 - 02/21/13

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

The emergency management team (EMT) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will be partnering with the Sixth Civil Support Team of the Texas Military Forces Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 20-21, when they conduct a Bomb Threat Drill on campus. Members of both teams and representatives from several area law enforcement and fire agencies will spend all day Wednesday conducting a table top exercise going over reaction to several different scenarios.

Those practices will be put into use during Thursday’s event as the teams will re-enact the drill in real time at various facilities around campus. Community members should not be alarmed as vehicles from the Sixth Civil Support Team as well as several first responders will be on and around the campus.

“All universities are required to conduct a drill of this type,” Dr. Terisa Riley, senior vice president of fiscal and student affairs and chair of the EMT. “It will give our emergency management team and the entire campus community a good opportunity to put our Emergency Management Plan to the test.

“It will be a lot of hard work, but we are looking forward to whatever scenario they throw our way because I know our team will come through with high marks,” she said.

Following the drill, the emergency management team will conduct an after action review to determine strengths and weaknesses.

Tentative members outside the university who will participate include Kingsville Police Department, Task Force and Fire Department; Kleberg County Sheriff’s Department and Office of Emergency Management; United States Border Patrol; and Texas Department of Public Safety.

For more information, call 361-593-3612.



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