Emergency Awareness Day-Environmental Health & Safety - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Emergency Awareness Day

Environmental Health & Safety will sponsor its annual Emergency Awareness Day as part of the university’s Safety Awareness Week activities on Tuesday, September 3 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm.  Emergency response organizations will be set up on the sidewalk in front of the CFA Lawn between Doherty Hall and Baker Hall to explain their roles in emergencies and answer questions.  Organizations currently scheduled to attend include the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), Allegheny County Emergency Services, City of Pittsburgh Emergency Management, American Red Cross, City of Pittsburgh Emergency Medical Services, Carnegie Mellon Student EMS, and Environmental Health and Safety.

The City of Pittsburgh K-9 Unit will have dogs on site and explain how they are trained.  They will also demonstrate how the dogs conduct drug and weapon searches, as well as the pursuit and capture of a member of the EH&S staff.

The city will also have their “Command 200”  mobile command post on site for visitation.

EH&S has also obtained the rights to show the powerful film “After the Fire,” the true story of the unexpected and inspirational survival and recovery of Alvaro Lianos and Shawn Simons, two students who were badly burned in an arson fire at Seton Hall University in January, 2000.  Showings will take place on Wednesday, September 4 at 9:00 pm in McConomy Auditorium and again on Thursday, September 5 at 9:00 pm in Doherty Hall Room 1212.  This acclaimed film is in high demand at college campuses across the country, and CMU is fortunate to have been able to obtain it.  Students, staff, and faculty alike will want to see this story of hope, courage, and friendship. Watch trailer


By: Jim Gindlesperger, jg57@andrew.cmu.edu, 412-268-5613