A full-scale Homeland Security training exercise at the University of Maine at Farmington on Friday will close some streets in the area of the university for a time.

The training exercise will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on the Farmington campus. Participating agencies include the Maine Emergency Management Agency, the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency, local emergency responders and the UMF Crisis Management team.

The drill will include emergency response from local police, sheriff’s and fire departments, as well as the UMF campus police and Franklin Memorial Hospital.

A full-scale emergency situation will be simulated with volunteers playing the part of injured people. Emergency vehicles will respond as if it were an actual emergency and will close some roads in and around the UMF campus.

Official notification to students and nearby residents about the simulated emergency situation also will be part of the drill, as communication of potentially life-saving information also will be a focus of the exercise.

A secondary incident to help train responders to react to simultaneous situations also might be part of the drill.


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