Nonresidential buildings to test fire drill procedures Wednesday

Photo by Phil Botta.

Photo by Phil Botta.

Cassandra Beck

The Department of Public Safety will test the emergency notifications systems and review procedures for fire evacuation in nonresidential buildings on campus at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday.

No actual evacuation will take place. Instead the drill will include a test of the notification system alarms in each building, and classroom instructors will be asked to review evacuation procedures with the class.

The Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know is a federal law made to educate students, parents and institution employees on fire safety awareness and make fire statistics readily available to the community and campus. The test happens annually in September.

“What we’re asking everyone to do at the time of the alarm is to think about what they would do, where they would exit the building and to encourage them to ask questions to staff about evacuation,” Said Dean Tondiglia, associate director of public safety.

Tondiglia said that all alarms in all academic halls will ring relatively close to 11:10 a.m. on the dot.

Contact Cassandra Beck at [email protected].