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February 26, 2014

Purdue emergency preparedness sessions extended throughout March

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's Office of Emergency Preparedness will offer several more opportunities for the campus community to learn more about how to prepare and react to potentially dangerous situations.

Thirteen sessions, all at the TERY Memorial Conference Room at the Purdue University Police Department, 205 S. Martin Jischke Drive, will be offered after demand was high for training presented earlier in February, said Ron Wright, Purdue emergency preparedness director. Each session lasts for one hour, and participants need only to sign up for one. Sessions are open to faculty, staff and students.

The training will provide reminders on what constitutes an all-hazards emergency event and how faculty, staff and students in the classroom or elsewhere on campus should react in such a situation. In the process, Wright said, emergency preparedness officials will explain how the campus community receives emergency notifications through the multi-layered Purdue Alert system, what "shelter in place" means and how to respond when they see the phrase in alerts sent out; evacuation procedures; what they can do to prepare; and available tools and resources.

There is very limited street parking near the police department, Wright said, but better parking options might be in a lot just south of the Discovery Learning Center building near the roundabout at Nimitz Drive.

Upcoming sessions times and free registration are:

* March 3. 10-11 a.m. Register at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=6441&file=0

* March 5. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Register http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=6442&file=0

* March 6. Noon to 1 p.m. Register at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=6443&file=0

* March 10. 10-11 a.m. Register at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=6444&file=0

* March 12. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Register at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=6445&file=0

* March 13. Noon to 1 p.m. Register at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=6446&file=0

* March 17. 10-11 a.m. Register at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=6447&file=0

* March 19. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Register at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=6448&file=0

* March 20. Noon to 1 p.m. Register at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=6449&file=0

* March 24. 10-11 a.m. Register at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=6450&file=0

* March 26. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Register at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=6451&file=0

* March 27. Noon to 1 p.m. Register at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=6452&file=0

* March 31. 10-11 a.m. Register at http://www.itap.purdue.edu/training/login/login.cfm?location=/training/registration/index.cfm&offeringid=6453&file=0

Anyone interested in going through a session also can register at the Purdue Emergency Preparedness webpage at http://www.purdue.edu/emergency_preparedness/