Texas Tech University

TIEHH Schedules Three-Day Hazardous Materials Incident Response Exercise

Glenys Young

August 18, 2017

Media are welcome to attend and cover the event.

WHAT: The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University will host a three-day joint exercise next week to practice its response strategies for a potential hazardous materials incident.

WHEN: 8:30-11 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 23)-Friday (Aug. 25)

WHERE: TIEHH, Reese Technology Center Building 555, 1207 Gilbert Drive

EVENT: TIEHH's Biological Threat Research Laboratory, Lubbock Fire Rescue and its Hazardous Materials Response Team and the Texas Tech Police Department will collaborate during the exercise.

Media are invited to attend any or all of the event. Friday is expected to be the most visually appealing day.

CONTACT: Steve Presley, director, Biological Threat Research Laboratory, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8360, (806) 885-0236 or and Capt. Kevin Ivy, public information officer, Lubbock Fire Rescue, (806) 544-2534 or

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