Don’t Worry, Smoke and Cries for Help at HSU Wednesday Just Simulation

Press release provided by Humboldt State University:

HumboldtHumboldt State University will hold an emergency simulation Wednesday, August 12 to test campus and community response teams.
The exercise will take place from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at a residence hall on campus.

The simulation will be loud and include participation from the University Police Department, the Campus Emergency Response Team, the Arcata Fire Department, and Arcata Mad River Ambulance.

Passersby may see smoke coming out of buildings and actors crying for help. First responders will be using emergency radios and traffic flow may be affected on campus.
The purpose of the exercise is to train university staff and local first responders on how to respond during a campus housing emergency.

HSU began holding multiagency emergency simulations in 1985. The exercise takes place each year in August.

During a real campus emergency, information will be posted on the HSU homepage, and available by calling 826-INFO (4636) and tuning into KHSU 90.5 FM.


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