Purdue emergency preparedness sessions offered throughout May

April 29, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Office of Emergency Preparedness will offer four sessions in May for the university community to learn more about how to prepare and react to potentially dangerous situations.

The one-hour training has been offered since February and has been well-attended, said Ron Wright, emergency preparedness director.

Sessions are scheduled for 10-11 a.m. each Monday on May 5, 12, 19, and Thursday, May 29 at the TERY Memorial Conference Room at the Purdue University Police Department, 205 S. Martin Jischke Drive. The sessions are open to faculty, staff and students, and participants need only to sign up for one. To register, go online to https://www.itap.purdue.edu/apps/training/physicalfacilities/training/

The training provides 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. 

Writer: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu  

Source: Ron Wright, 765-494-0446, rdwright@purdue.edu

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