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Emergency Preparedness and Fire Safety Events on Campus Sept. 26-27

As part of SUNY Plattsburgh’s participation in Campus Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Month, the IFC/ISA Service and the Campus Emergency Preparedness Planning committees are sponsoring two days of activities that begin Tuesday, Sept. 26 with “After the Fire” at 5 p.m. in the Angell College Lounge.

“After the Fire: A True Story of Heroes and Cowards” is a film inspired by the Pulitzer Prize-winning story and New York Times bestseller by Robin Fisher about the arson fire set in a residence hall at Seton Hall University in January 2000 that killed three students and injured 58 others. The story of two of the most critically burned survivors, freshmen roommates Shawn Simmons and Alvaro Llanos, was being chronicled by Fisher. 

Simmons and Alvaro will be at the Cardinal Lounge to discuss their story and the film. For more information on the film and “After the Fire,” visit www.afterthefiremovie.com/. To learn more about Simmons and Alvaro, visit www.alvaroandshawn.com.

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, organizers are hosting activities designed to demonstrate what to do and how to act in various emergency scenarios.

From 1 to 4 p.m. in and around Amite Plaza at the Angell College Center, demonstrations by the City Fire Department, Office of Fire Prevention and Control and others will be held for campus and community members to witness and participate in.

Activities and events in Amite Plaza from 1 to 4 p.m. include:

New York State Police seat belt convincer simulation

Clinton County Animal Response Team trailer

AED/CPR training

Clinton County K9 search and rescue

Representatives from the following agencies will be on hand in the Angell College Center from 1 to 4 p.m.:

American Red Cross

Clinton County Health Department

New York State Police

Plattsburgh City Police

Clinton County Sheriff’s Department

SUNY Plattsburgh Environmental Health

SUNY Plattsburgh Emergency Management

University Police

From 1 to 3 p.m. in the Angell College Center court yard will be fire extinguisher training, and at Kent hall during the same time will be smoke-filled corridor and a firefighter’s challenge.

At 3 p.m. at Whiteface Hall will be an aerial rescue and a mock dorm room burn.

For more information, contact Michael Caraballo, SUNY Plattsburgh emergency management director, at 518-564-4950 or email [email protected]

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