Fire Simulation Part of Prevention Week – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Fire Simulation Part of Prevention Week

A simulated fire, as part of an emergency preparedness drill for Fire Prevention Week, will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Medbery Hall. Members of the Geneva Fire Department will create a smoke-filled room and will respond to “victims” of the “fire.”

For the viewing public, the Geneva Fire Department will use non-toxic stage smoke in the RA’s room in the D section of Medbury Hall. The fire alarm will be activated, public safety and the fire department will respond and simulate their tasks at an actual fire scene.

Those who are in the general area around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, and see emergency vehicles, there is no cause for alarm.

Those who live in Medbury Hall and are present when the fire alarm is activated, leave the dorm immediately. There is no way to distinguish between a drill and an actual alarm. Do not panic, and do not attempt to collect books or other belongings before leaving. Confirm that the alarm is only a drill before returning to your room.

Feel free to visit the Geneva Fire Department’s popup tent near Williams Hall in the parking lot where firefighters will discuss the actions they take in the event of a fire and things people can do to help themselves get out alive.