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Fire Alarm Evacuation Policy

Expresses the campus' evacuation procedures for any alarm activation.

Policy Information

Policy Number Policy Owner
8028.2 Emergency Management


  • 4.0 Policy

    The campus fire alarm system is an effective means of alerting building occupants that a fire emergency exists within their building. At times, the system may activate as a result of an accidental activation, when testing the system, during emergency evacuation drills or for an actual fire emergency. Whatever the reason for its activation, building occupants must evacuate to their building’s designated assembly point, or at least 50 feet from the building until an authorized campus designee has given a signal to re-enter.

    4.1 Notification        

         4.1.1. Before proceeding with any testing, all persons and facilities receiving alarm, supervisory, or trouble signals and all building occupants shall be notified of the testing (excluding students in residence halls).        

         4.1.2. At the conclusion of testing, those previously notified (and others, as necessary) shall be notified that testing has been concluded.        

         4.1.3. Occupant notification shall be required whenever a fire alarm system configured for releasing service is being serviced or tested.

For additional information about this policy, please contact the policy owner listed above.

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