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Fall 2012 Evacuation Drills
The Environmental Health and Safety Services Office (EHSS) will conduct the fall 2012 evacuation drills in academic and
administrative buildings from Nov. 5-9. The building drills will be conducted in the morning between 9:30-11:30 a.m. or in the afternoon between 1:30-3:30 p.m., according to building zone. A schedule of the evacuation drills by date and building can be viewed on the EHSS website at ehss.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.
EHSS 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 5-10 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 when your primary 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 the building.
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 EHSS 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 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 University officials.
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 EHSS at 443-5474 or 5475.
John Rossiter, Manager
Environmental Health and Safety Services Office
Contact Person: Maureen Reilly, Environmental Health and Safety
Services, 443=5474, email@example.com