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NC State Hosts Exercise to Test State Agencies Emergency Response Capabilities to a Terrorist Attempt

On the morning of June 24th, the North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NCISAAC) will be conducting a full-scale exercise entitled “RED WOLF” on North Carolina State University’s campus. The purpose of the drill is to exercise the state’s information sharing and operational response capabilities to a terrorist attempt.

The exercise scenario will include role players/actors conducting “suspicious activity” on the campus of NC State – mainly in the Carter Finley Lot, near the corner of Varsity and Western, and outside of Burlington Labs. All participants, including role players/actors, will be clearly marked with color-coded lanyards stating, “NC ISAAC Red Wolf” and ID badges at all times. All radio, telephonic and electronic communications during the exercise will begin and end with, “Exercise, Exercise, Exercise.”

Media is invited to attend the exercise. Those interested in covering the event should contact Caroline Barnhill, NC State News Services, ahead of time at 919/515-6251 or caroline_barnhill@ncsu.edu for exact times and locations. For on-site assistance, please call 919/244-1130.

Participants in the exercise, which is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, include: NC State Bureau of Investigation, NC Alcohol Law Enforcement Division and the NC State University Police Department. Other state law enforcement agencies may play a limited role.

NCISAAC is North Carolina’s state homeland security fusion center and serves as a liaison with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies whose goal is to reduce North Carolina’s vulnerability to terrorism and criminally motivated events. NCISAAC encompasses criminal information analysis, planning, crisis management and consequence management to secure the state of North Carolina from terrorist and/or criminal threats and attacks.

– barnhill –

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