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May 29, 2014

Volunteers, officials test response with graphic simulated emergency scenario.

On Friday, May 30, 2014, a mock emergency will take place at the northwest corner of the London Campus. "Project Impact" will involve dozens of community and emergency personnel both internal and external to Fanshawe and will be visible on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This annual event provides a different simulated crisis scenario each year for College and community officials to rigorously test specific elements of Fanshawe's emergency planning and management in real life.

WHAT: Mock emergency operation "Project Impact" helps Fanshawe officials and community responders react to simulated crisis.
WHEN: Friday, May 30, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fanshawe College, northwest corner of the London Campus (please see campus map).

The mock emergency, involving more than 100 participants, will simulate an event involving multiple casualties near the Peregrine House Residence (R2) at the London campus. To ensure emergency responders and College officials are able to react as they would in a real-life crisis situation, the scenario will not be announced publicly.

The event will involve volunteers who will act as casualties, some with graphically portrayed injuries using make-up. There will also be a significant presence of emergency vehicles and first responders in the immediate area of the exercise. Some members of the community may find this graphic representation of an emergency scene disturbing; they are encouraged to avoid the area between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The exercise is not expected to impact normal traffic on adjacent roadways, however on-campus traffic will be re-routed in the area of Campus Drive, parking lots 5 and 6 and Peregrine House Residence (R2).