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REMINDER: CWU Library to Close Thursday for Multi-Agency Training Exercise

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CWU Emergency Management will host a multi-agency training exercise Thursday, September 8, at Brooks Library.

The Central Washington University Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a multi-agency training exercise on the Ellensburg campus Thursday, September 8, and the campus community should be aware that the area around Brooks Library will be restricted to train authorized individuals.

CWU faculty, staff, and students — plus members of the public — are advised that the library will be closed all day. The library parking lot will be off-limits from 7 a.m. to noon. Caution tape, road barriers, sandwich boards, a digital reader board, and various communication systems will be used to remind passersby that this is only a training exercise.

All of the training activities are pre-planned, and the full exercise will take place between 9-10:30 a.m. If you happen to be in the vicinity of the library on Thursday, please do not be alarmed or attempt to report the proceedings to law enforcement.

The exercise will involve law enforcement, firefighters, and first responders from across Kittitas County, along with CWU Police and other emergency services personnel.

Brooks Library will resume normal hours Friday, September 9. If you have any questions about this week's training exercise, please call 509-963-2959 during business hours.

Media Contact: David Leder, Department of Public Affairs,, 509-963-1518