Purdue seminar teaches emergency preparedness

Seminar teaches people to prepare for worst case scenarios.
Seminar teaches people to prepare for worst case scenarios.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A seminar at Purdue is aimed at teaching people what to do in an emergency situation.

Purdue’s Office of Emergency Preparedness has taught the program since the first week of February.

Emergency preparedness director Ronnie Wright says the goal is to clarify emergency procedures and have people think about emergency situations. The seminar has taught more than 13,000 people.

Wright said he taught the seminar before, but said more people are attending because of the campus shooting in January.

“This horrific event that happened about six weeks ago has driven people to think that bad things can happen. Even though we’re an extremely safe campus here at Purdue, we do have to be prepared and be ready to respond as quickly as we can,” said Wright.

The seminar runs twice a week at the Purdue University Police Department.

To find out how to register, click here.

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