Wednesday, August 8, 2018

'Realistic' HSU Emergency Drill Could Get Loud Tonight

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 1:46 PM

click to enlarge A realistic emergency drill at HSU Wednesday will include smoke coming from buildings and actors crying for help. - FILE
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  • A realistic emergency drill at HSU Wednesday will include smoke coming from buildings and actors crying for help.
Humboldt State University is warning that things could get loud this evening when Housing and Residential Life conducts an emergency response drill on campus.

The simulation scheduled for 6 p.m. will include participation from the University Police Department, the Arcata Fire Department, Arcata Mad River Ambulance and the Campus Emergency Operations Center.

“Passersby may see smoke coming out of buildings and actors crying for help,” a release on the drill states. “First responders will be using emergency radios, and traffic flow may be affected on campus.”

Read the full release from Humboldt State University below:
Housing & Residence Life will hold an emergency simulation on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. to test campus and community response teams.

The simulation will be loud and include participation from Housing & Residence Life, the University Police Department, the Arcata Fire Department, Arcata Mad River Ambulance, and the Campus Emergency Operations Center.

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 Housing staff and local first responders on how to respond to a campus housing emergency. The emergency simulation is intended to provide a real-time, realistic experience of an emergency as well as provide the opportunity to test and evaluate a practical plan and practice communication among agencies.

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