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Fisher to Host High-rise Drill for Local Fire Departments

June 8, 2018

St. John Fisher College’s Office of Safety and Security and Emergency Response Team (ERT) is teaming up with the Brighton Fire Department and other county responding agencies to conduct a high-rise simulated fire in Haffey Hall.

The drill will take place from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, at Haffey Hall on Fisher's campus. Responding units will be staged in Lot A and brought onto the scene in the hall around 8:15 a.m. They will not use lights or sirens during the drill.

Multiple town and county agencies will be on site, including Brighton Fire Engine units, as well as ambulances and Monroe County communications vans, per protocols for responding to fires of this magnitude.

The purpose of the drill is not only to activate the College’s ERT, but also to provide an opportunity for local agencies to conduct high-rise training. 

During the training, the agencies will have the chance to practice numerous procedures and practice each of their roles in this type of emergency situation.  The scenario will include volunteer firefighters who will act as students occupying rooms on the 3rd floor.  In addition, evacuees will be on the roof of Haffey Hall.