EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — The New Mexico State University Police and Fire Departments will be participating in multi-agency hazardous materials crisis management exercises on Tuesday, Jan. 23 and Thursday, Jan. 25, at two locations on the Las Cruces campus, according to a press release from NMSU.
NMSU says the Cole Village student housing and the Fulton Center is where the all-day exercises will be taking place and will be closed to the general public.
The university says it will be participating by “providing incident command and response capability to enable the team to interface and integrate with other local, state and federal resources, conduct threat and hazard assessment and assist in accomplishing incident command goals and objectives.”
NMSU says by participating in the exercises, it will be able to assure a coordinated, timely and effective response in the event of a major incident.
Federal, state and local agencies participating in the exercise include but are not limited to U.S. Army North, 64th Civil Support Team, NMSU Police Department, NMSU Fire Department, Las Cruces Fire Department, Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department and Doña Ana County’s Office of Emergency Management