Firefighters take to Berkeley hills, practice wildfire suppression

Emergency responders held training exercises all last week, in which Berkeley Fire Department, Berkeley Police Department, the Berkeley Office of Emergency Services and regional municipality fire departments not only simulated wildfire response but also educated the surrounding community on how to prepare for emergencies.
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State audit of sexual assault procedures findings troubling, not surprising

Survivors of assault and people who have been following this story as it unfolds at 55 campuses across the country were likely not surprised to learn that the process of reporting and processing these cases is very flawed. The report found that people in authority who were in a position to receive the first notice that an assault had taken place, including athletic staff personnel and resident advisers, were not properly trained on how to get that information to the right people. What can be extrapolated from this data is that more training is needed at many levels of the university system, as well as transparency on the workings and timeline of a sexual assault accusation.
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