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Northwestern and local first responders will collaborate in a comprehensive, three-day emergency response exercise August 21-23 in the Technological Institute on the Evanston campus.  Planning with the Evanston Fire Department and Northwestern’s Department of Safety and Security began several weeks ago.

The fourth-annual simulation’s primary goal is to enhance safety preparedness and to identify how all involved plan to respond to potential lab events involving hazardous materials. While none of the actors will be transported to local hospitals as part of the drills, the training...