Campus Fire Drills to Be Held: Starting September 5
Please be advised that the Office of Environmental Health and Safety will be conducting building evacuation drills in all academic and administrative buildings beginning on Wednesday, September 5.
They request that all campus community familiarize themselves with the “Fire and Other Emergencies Requiring Building Evacuation Policy” and the designated evacuation assembly areas on campus. All building alarms during this time period should be treated as a real event.
Helpful tips for responding to an evacuation alarm:
- Evacuate the building quickly, but do not run. Do not panic.
- Grab only small items close to you. If they are in the same room as you, take your keys and phone with you.
- If safe to do so, close windows in your room.
- As the last person leaves a room or area, they should close the door behind them. Do not lock the door.
- All occupants will use the nearest exit. If this exit is not usable, go to the next closest available exit.
- In areas where separate entrances/exits have been established, or that have alarms on the doors, please note that these do not apply during an emergency. Individuals should use the nearest exit.
- Do not use elevators during a fire alarm.
- After you have left the building, proceed a minimum of 100’ away from the building or to do a designated assembly area. If the evacuation is an extended event, you will be directed by responders to a designated assembly area.
- Never re-enter a building without the “all clear” from emergency personnel (i.e., campus or local emergency responders).