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BYU joins with local agencies for mock disaster drill April 14

At Deseret Towers field and nearby parking lots

On Thursday, April 14, Brigham Young University will join with agencies from throughout Utah County in a mock disaster drill beginning at 10 a.m. on the Deseret Towers field and surrounding parking lots.

The FBI, the National Guard, the Provo City Police and Fire Departments, the Orem Fire Department, area hospitals, the Utah Transit Authority, the Red Cross, Utah State Labs and the Utah State Department of Emergency Services and Homeland Security will join with major BYU support services in the simulation of the release of a nerve agent at a BYU sporting event.

Students from the BYU Theatre and Media Arts Department will portray "victims" of the mock disaster, and journalism students from the Department of Communications will act as "reporters" at the scene.

Area residents should be aware that there will be small, contained explosion conducted by the Utah County Sheriff Bomb Squad at approximately 10 a.m. that morning, and emergency vehicles will be responding.

The event will not disrupt regular university activities and should be completed by 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Kerry Baum, (801) 422-8142.

Writer: Cecelia Fielding

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