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Fall 2010 fire drill schedule for academic and administrative buildings
The Safety Department will conduct the fall 2010 fire drills in academic and administrative buildings from Monday, September 27 through Friday, October 8, 2010. The building drills will be conducted in the morning between 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. or in the afternoon between 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., according to building zone. A schedule of the fire drills by date and building can be viewed under the Quick Links heading on the Safety Department’s website at http://safety.syr.edu.
The drills are essential to enhance the effectiveness of the University’s building evacuation plans by reinforcing occupant awareness of the procedures to follow when a building evacuation is necessary.
The Safety Department has worked with Academic Affairs in scheduling the drills to minimize the disruption of classes and research in academic buildings. Each building drill should last approximately 15-20 minutes.
To enhance the effectiveness of the drills, below are procedures to follow when evacuating a building:
- As an occupant, know at least two ways to exit a building as
there could be times where your primarily means of egress is
obstructed by smoke or material.
- When the fire alarm sounds, lock your work area/office and then
immediately exit the building.
- When exiting a building, do so calmly and quickly via the nearest
exit. Take your keys and personal belongings with you.
- Once outside, move a safe distance away from the building so that
in the event of an actual building fire, emergency crews can get into
- During an extended evacuation, you may be instructed by
University emergency response personnel to a designated short-term
emergency evacuation center (Hendricks Chapel or Schine Student Center
for North Campus, or Goldstein Student Center for South Campus).
- For the purposes of the drill, do not re-enter the building until
an “all clear” is given by the Safety Department or when the fire
alarm audible is silent. In the event of an actual fire, the “all
clear” for the building re-entry will be given by the City Fire
Department or authority having jurisdiction.
- The procedure for emergency evacuation for persons with
disabilities will be followed by University officials during the
drill. Persons may be asked to remain in the building by uniformed
- If you observe persons with disabilities in the building, please
advise emergency response officials of their location once you are
outside the building.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact the Safety Department at 443-5474 or 5475.