CSM Seeks Volunteers as Roleplayers During Full-Scale Emergency Exercise at La Plata Campus, Nov. 7

The College of Southern Maryland is seeking volunteers and role players to assist in a full-scale emergency exercise to be held Nov. 7, on the La Plata Campus. The exercise will test the college's preparedness in collaboration with local first responder and emergency management agencies. Volunteers may register to participate at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0548a9a828a6ff2-volunteers.

CSM is working in partnership with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, as well as local and regional emergency management and public safety agencies, including police, fire and EMS in Southern Maryland, in planning this exercise. Volunteers will serve in the roles of students in a classroom during an emergency response incident occurring at the campus, according to CSM Public Safety and Preparedness Executive Director Don Frick.

Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Center for Business and Industry Building on the La Plata Campus on the day of the exercise by no later than 7 a.m. and they will remain until the end of the exercise at approximately 1 p.m. Volunteers will be provided a continental breakfast as well as lunch.

In all, the college is expecting this major exercise to include approximately 200 volunteers. Volunteers must register at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0548a9a828a6ff2-volunteers.

For information on the college's emergency operations and preparedness, visit ready.csmd.edu. For information on the full-scale exercise and volunteer needs, contact Frick at 301-539-4753 or dfrick@csmd.edu or John Gosford at 301-539-4804 or JGosford@csmd.edu.