A key aspect of preparedness involves training and hands-on drills and exercises. Emergency Management, Environmental Health & Safety and ISU Police regularly facilitate training, drills and exercises for the University community (including the Laboratory Schools). These activities often test emergency plans, individual threats/hazards, and/or the capability of campus emergency response teams.
This section organizes training in the following categories
Drills and Exercises : These are the most immersive emergency-related training sessions that offer realistic settings, scenarios and hands-on participation
Hands-On Training : These sessions present skills in a classroom setting and allow for immediate hands-on practice
Classroom Training : Classroom sessions are discussion-based and we deliberately structure these to limit lecture and maximize participant discussion
On-Line Training : These offerings are hosted by partners, but cover critical (sometimes required) topics
In April 2018, University High School conducted a full-scale relocation and reunification exercise at Redbird Arena. About 360 parents and students participated in this event which tested the newly-adopted Reunification Plan that covers University Laboratory Schools and a number of Unit 5 schools. This joint plan outlines steps to reunify students with their parents or guardians. The plan also details a range of support services within the Reunification site. This 2.5 hour exercise tested each of these support services. The short compilation video below shows the highlights of the exercise and an After-Action Report recaps the exercise and next steps.