at Colorado State University
Last Updated May 17, 2013
Local emergency responders are teaming up with the university for a training in the Lory Student Center June 1-3. Campus employees, summer students and visitors may notice a large number of emergency response vehicles in the area, but should not be alarmed.
"Because the LSC is closed while it is being remodeled, it gives local emergency responders a rare opportunity to practice working together in a large, complex building," said Ken Quintana, CSU’s emergency management coordinator.
Participating agencies include CSUPD, Poudre Valley Fire Authority, Poudre Valley Hospital, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority and Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue. Firefighters and police officers will practice search and rescue techniques, forcible entry, interagency collaboration and response systems.
Early this morning CSUPD responded to several small fires involving sprinkler boxes. These incidents appear to be a prank, and the fires did not threaten any buildings, were minor and were quickly addressed. No injuries have been reported.
The fires did damage the sprinkler boxes. CSUPD is reviewing video tapes and investigating the situation in an effort to hold those involved responsible.
At this time we do not believe there is any threat to the campus community and are informing you as a requirement of our federal reporting obligations.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the CSU Police Department at 970-491-6425
The investigation into the April 27-28, 2013 parties in the Summerhill neighborhood that deteriorated into riotous conditions is continuing. Fort Collins police have seven pictures of persons of interest believed to have been involved in the disturbance and need the public’s assistance in identifying those individuals.
Call 970-491-7669 to get the latest information about University operations and emergency closures, such as during severe weather.
The Colorado State University homepage, www.colostate.edu, will be updated with emergency information as needed.
The University Safety site, www.safety.colostate.edu, is the primary repository for health and safety information related to incidents on and near campus.
Campus-wide email may be used to communicate emergency information and critical updates to students, faculty and staff.
The University’s online newsletter, Today @ Colorado State, is a resource for information about university closures, such as a snow day.
All campus calls to 911 are routed to CSUPD dispatch. Additionally, the center utilizes a community notification system that allows the University to call specific land-based phones in a targeted area.
Local cable and broadcast stations may be interrupted with emergency notifications.
Many media outlets list school closures, such as snow days, and also provide information during an emergency or regarding a university closure.