Aug 07, 2015
Humboldt 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. For location information, media are advised to call the HSU News & Information line at (707) 826-3390 or tune into emergency radio frequencies during the exercise.
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.