Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: CSU Housing & Dining Services hosts mock burn room training for students, resident assistants today

Colorado State University’s Housing and Dining Services will host a CSU residence hall safety training today, Aug. 13, until noon at the Poudre Fire Authority Training Center, 3400 W. Vine in Fort Collins.

The scenario demonstrates the impact and speed of a fire in a residence hall room. The training is collaboration between Housing and Dining Services and the Poudre Fire Authority and aims to educate resident assistants on different aspects of safety in the residence halls. State representative Joann Ginal will be at the mock burn room.

DETAILS: The mock scenario is meant to educate students and staff on fire and life safety issues on campus and in the community. Students will navigate a smoke-filled room activity and experience simulated smoke similar to smoke from a fire, teaching the importance of knowing where exits are located and how a person is impacted by smoke.

Other sessions include:

  • Community Policing and Active Shooter training
  • Hate/Bias Motivated Response
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Sexual Assault
  • Safety Inspections and Fire Drills