Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will conduct an After Action
Review (AAR) of events before, during, and after an event known as “IUPatty’s” which
took place on and around the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania
(IUP) on March 8.
is taking the action at the request of the university and Indiana County
are something we routinely do at the state level following significant
incidents,” said PEMA Director Glenn Cannon. “Experienced personnel from our Western
Area Office will lead dozens of stakeholders through the AAR so that community
officials are better equipped to prepare for and handle a situation like this
in the future.”
said the AAR process will include meeting individually with stakeholders to get
their feedback into the events surrounding the incident. The AAR will review what
efforts were successful as well as those that need improvement. Those results
can then be incorporated into a strategic plan that IUP and the surrounding
communities can use moving forward.
“I’m thankful for PEMA’s
willingness to help the entire community work together to collaboratively
identify ways to better prepare and address this sort of activity,” said
IUP President Michael Driscoll.
“We see this action as a
natural and prudent step to revisit our emergency management response plan to
better provide for the safety and well-being of all citizens of Indiana
County,” said Indiana County Chairman Commissioner Rodney Ruddock.
The outcome of the AAR will be
shared with stakeholders at a later date.