Monday, November 25, 2013

Dr. Chamard elected co-lead of the UAA UPD Auxiliary Emergency Team

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice Center faculty, was elected on October 17, 2013 to a two-year position as co-lead of the UAA UPD Auxiliary Emergency Team, and has been a member of the team since its creation in 2007. The auxiliary team trains monthly during the academic year in areas such as traffic and crowd control, infectious disease control, handling of hazardous materials, pet rescue and shelter during disasters, radio communications, and search and rescue.

Many on the auxiliary team, including Dr. Chamard, have also been certified as Campus Community Emergency Response Team (CCERT) members. The auxiliary team participates in mock disaster drills (i.e., for pandemics and natural disasters) and assists the University Police Department in planned building evacuations.