PCC to close for training exercise Saturday; volunteers needed

The Patient Care Center (PCC), 855 Montgomery Street, will be closed to all students and employees on Saturday, Sept. 24, as part of an emergency preparedness training exercise designed to simulate a threat to campus.

The exercise is designed to help safety and law enforcement personnel at the Health Science Center ? and first responders with the City of Fort Worth ? better prepare in the event of an emergency. UNTHSC?s Safety Office and Police Department are leading the training session in collaboration with Texas Christian University, MedStar and Fort Worth?s police and fire departments.

This is National Emergency Preparedness Month, and the exercise is part of UNTHSC?s broader effort to work with educational and public safety partners to keep our campus and community safe.

The PCC building, its parking garage and the immediate perimeter will also be closed and inaccessible that day. The rest of the campus and all other parking garages and lots will be open as usual.

Anyone on the UNTHSC campus on Saturday should expect to see uniformed police and fire personnel, first responders and role players acting as victims.

If you are interested in volunteering for the exercise, please contact Brandi Lara, Associate Director of Emergency Management and Business Continuity, at brandi.lara@unthsc.edu or 817-735-2698.

Date and Time

Saturday, September 24, 2016

8 a.m. ? 5 p.m.


? The PCC building, parking garage, and perimeter will be closed and inaccessible.

? No one is permitted in the PCC building during this time.

? Access through the tunnel from the library to the PCC building also will be closed.

What you might see:

? Emergency vehicles

? Uniformed first responders

? Volunteer role players ?acting? like victims.

? Area surrounded by the PCC building taped off with police caution tape