They’re having a fire drill Wednesday at HSU. It will take place 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 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.