Hey Humboldt Staters: Don’t freak out about the people screaming and the dorm hall that looks like it’s on fire.

From Humboldt State University:

Humboldt State University will be hosting an emergency drill at a residence hall today, August 12, to test campus and community response teams.

The exercise will take place on campus from 6 to 7:15 p.m. To make the simulation as realistic as possible, the exact location has not been disclosed.

Here’s what to expect:

  • University Police Department, the Campus Emergency Response Team, the Arcata Fire Department, and Arcata Mad River Ambulance will participate in the drill.
  • The simulation will be loud. You may see smoke coming out of buildings and actors crying for help. First responders will be using emergency radios and traffic flow may be affected on campus.
  • A notice will be posted on the main Homepage (Humboldt.edu).

Please note that these tests are drills only. There will be no evacuations. You do NOT need to take any action, and you should NOT call 911 or authorities.