Volunteers sought for Oct. 23 emergency management drill

The Ann Arbor Public Schools will host a full-scale emergency management event on Saturday, Oct. 23 as the final requirement for the grant the school district received from the U.S. Department of Education Readiness and Emergency Management For Schools, or REMS.

The event will take place at Ann Arbor Open @ Mack at 7:30 a.m. and will last no later than noon.

This event will be coordinated in cooperation with area law enforcement and emergency medical response teams and is intended to test the response of the district and local law enforcement in the event of a full-scale crisis event occurring in an Ann Arbor school.

The district is seeking volunteer parents and students in grades 7-12 who are willing to play the roles of parents, students, teachers and other staff as well as playing the roles of concerned citizens. A total of 175 persons will be needed for the drill.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the emergency drill should e-mail Director of Communications Liz Margolis by Oct. 19 at margolis@aaps.k12.mi.us.

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