Information Release

Department of Public Safety

August 20, 2018


RE: Emergency Exercise


The Saint Michael's College Department of Public Safety and Saint Michael’s Fire and Rescue, in cooperation with the Colchester Police department conducted our annual emergency and evacuation exercise on August 20, 2018.  This year the exercise simulated a mass shooting and involved over 40 first responders from the following agencies: Saint Michael's College Public Safety, Saint Michael’s Fire and Rescue, Colchester Police, Essex Police, Winooski Police, Milton Police, Colchester Rescue, Essex Rescue and UVM Rescue.  We learned many valuable lessons that will help make public safety responses safer and more efficient in the future, increasing our ability to protect and save lives.


We would like to thank all of the participating agencies as well as the Residential Life staff for being role-players for this exercise.


Doug Babcock

Director of Public Safety


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