Penn State and the Centre Region Office of Emergency Management will conduct a joint emergency operations exercise on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The exercise will test the readiness of regional and University emergency operations staff to respond should a major disaster occur.
"If a large-scale emergency such as a weather event were to take place, collaboration and sharing of resources among Penn State and our partners in the Centre Region would be critical -- not only in the immediate aftermath, but in the hours and days afterward," said Brian Bittner, director of emergency management at Penn State. "This drill will serve as another opportunity for us to fine-tune our plans and our systems. Having strong, joint procedures in place now will help us to respond quickly and effectively in the event of an emergency."