UT Dallas Emergency Preparedness Fair is Sept. 21

Sept. 19, 2007

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, UT Dallas will host a campus-wide Emergency Preparedness Fair this Friday.  Activities will include fire containment demonstrations and training with the Richardson Fire Department. Members of the UT Dallas Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program will offer suggestions on how to handle emergency situations at home, work and school.  UT Dallas was the first university in the state to have a campus first response team, which educates about disaster preparedness and trains in basic response skills, such as fire safety, search and rescue, team organization and emergency medical operations.  

WHAT:

Emergency Preparedness Fair to educate campus about how to respond or help in disaster situations.

WHEN:

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21

WHERE:

The mall area in front of the Student Union building at UT Dallas

VISUAL:

Fire suppression demonstrations with the Richardson Fire Department, UT Dallas CERT program demonstrations, UT Dallas Ham radio club (wireless radio used in emergencies), information about emergency text messaging service at UT Dallas

PARKING:

News media should enter the campus from the main entrance at the intersection of Campbell Road and University Drive.  Stop at the Information Booth to request a visitor’s parking pass and campus map.  The closest public parking is in Lot G.


News contacts: Jenni Huffenberger, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4431, jennib@utdallas.edu
or Meredith Dickenson, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2293, meredith.dickenson@utdallas.ed

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