Subject: No Notice Fire Drills this week
From: David Shearer
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2010 15:39:21 -0600

Environmental Health & Safety

No Notice Fire Drill Evacuations for Campus Preparedness

This is to remind the NMSU Community, that as part of the Fall 2010 Safety Initiatives, the annual "No Notice Fire Drills" will conducted at campus academic buildings on Sept. 7-10, Tuesday to Friday 8-5pm.  During the week the NMSU Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) with ICT and EH&S support will conduct fire evacuation drills at four academic buildings.

At the Fire Chief signal, the ICT Alarm Technicians will set off the alarms in a selected building.  EH&S and DFES will count personnel exiting and time the evacuations.  Employees are expected to know their emergency action plan and where to go in the event of an emergency evacuation.  As part of the review DFES and EH&S will check with personnel for areas where alarms can not be heard, check for updated Emergency Action Plans and discuss any problems noted.

Building monitors should bring any problems with alarms to the DFES' or EH&S' attention.  Repair of lighted exit signs, emergency lighting, and related equipment can be written as a OFS work request in the AiM system (https://fms-prod.nmsu.edu/fmax/login).  Other safety problems can be addressed in person, by phone, or by email to EH&S (see contact information below).    

Later in the month, DFES will conduct fire evacuation drills at all residence halls and Greek housing. They will provide emergency response and extinguisher training to residence hall assistants.  DFES will also provide fire safety information at booths set up at the Residence Halls, Greek Complex and Corbett Center during first few weeks of the fall semester.

For more details on the Emergency Preparedness Safety Initiatives see the EH&S webpage at http://safety.nmsu.edu/news/updates/2010safetyinitatives.html

Thank you
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David Shearer, Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety,
Adjunct Faculty Geology, DACC, New Mexico State University,
PO Box 30001 / MSC-3578, Las Cruces, NM 88003,
Phone: 575-646-3327, Fax: 575-646-7898