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Multiple siren testings 9 a.m – 5 p.m. Saturday

PULLMAN – Emergency sirens will be blaring at several selected times 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on the WSU Pullman campus as tests and adjustments are made to the university’s new outdoor campus siren/public speaker system. The siren manufacturer Acoustic Technology Inc. Systems is expected to run two to three tests between 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., […]

Start a heart, save a life

Your coworker is having a heart attack. A defibrillator could shock the heart and restore a normal heart beat. There’s a good possibility you have a defibrillator in your building, but the possibility is greater that you don’t know where it is or how to use it. Emergency situations can arise at any location on […]

Preparedness drill tests campus systems

WSU seems positioned to operate well in case of an emergency. That’s the assessment after an exercise Friday morning, Aug. 12, that tested emergency response at the Pullman campus. The WSU scenario followed an emergency drill, beginning about 3 a.m., that was completed successfully in the northeast part of campus by WSU and Pullman police […]

Will your department be ready in an emergency?

“That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche, “Twilight of the Idols.” Chris Tapfer, emergency management coordinator for WSU’s Office of Business Affairs and associate director of University Recreation, believes this quotation to be true. He remembers how the eruption of Mount St. Helens shut down the university in May 1980. “It […]