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UNI conducts annual emergency exercise

December 22, 2017

Helen Haire, chief of police and director of public safety, 319-273-2712,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa conducted its annual emergency exercise on Dec. 19, 2017.

The exercise simulated a fire in an administration building. Participants included the UNI Department of Public Safety, the Cedar Falls Fire Department and the Cedar Falls Police Department.

The purpose of the exercise was to review, assess and evaluate the university's emergency plans and capabilities.

The exercise also assessed the university's internal notification process that is used to notify stakeholders when an on-campus incident occurs.

For more information about UNI's evacuation plans, visit