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Safety Expo on Thursday to start with 1 p.m. emergency alert test

The annual Safety Expo for Purdue Fort Wayne’s campus community will be held Thursday (Sept. 28) from 1 to 4 p.m. on the Science Mall. This is an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to learn about the important safety resources that are available.

The event starts with a semiannual test of the university’s emergency notification system at 1 p.m., which includes alerts that can be sent to mobile phones. For faster notification in an emergency, register your number for Rave alerts. The average time to receive emergency notifications via text is less than four seconds.

The test will also include a link to the annual security and fire safety report from the Purdue University Fort Wayne Police Department.

One highlight will be the Arrive Alive Tour, a drunk and distracted driving and marijuana driving simulator.

Expo participants can check out a Fort Wayne Police Department drone unit, a Fort Wayne Fire Department truck, and a Three Rivers Ambulance Authority vehicle. Information tables will also be available from the Center for Student Counseling, the Office of Student Conduct and Care, Student Housing on the Waterfield Campus, Title IX, emergency preparedness, Well-being and Recreation,  CPR/AED/First Aid classes, and Environmental Health and Safety.

There will be live music from Gold Top Music Group’s The Indigo Society, and the first 300 students who prove they have downloaded the Rave Guardian app will receive snack bags.

In case of poor weather, all activities will move to the Classic Ballroom at Walb Student Union.