University of Maryland School of Social Work Shelter-in-Place Exercise

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On August 18, 2015, the CHHS Exercise and Training team conducted a drill for the University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW).  Testing shelter-in-place procedures – including communication of emergency procedures to staff and building security protocols – the exercise simulated a mock hazardous material explosion outside the building, obliging staff to remain indoors.   CHHS worked closely with SSW administration to develop the exercise and evaluate actions to identify areas of improvement in the event of a real-world situation.

This text is taken from the CHHS Fall 2015 Newsletter

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