Campus Emergency Drill Wednesday, Aug. 9

August 4, 2023
Housing & Residence Life at Cal Poly Humboldt will hold its annual emergency simulation Wednesday, Aug. 9 to test campus and community response teams.
The exercise will take place at 6 p.m. at a residence hall on campus. 
The simulation will be loud and includes participation from Housing & Residence Life, the University Police Department, University Risk Management & Safety Services, the Arcata Fire Department, and Arcata Mad River Ambulance.
Passersby may see smoke coming out of a residence hall 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.
Housing & Residence Life began holding multi-agency emergency simulations in 1986. The exercise takes place each year in August.


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