Evacuation drills planned for Sept. 17-21

by Michelle Saport  |   

It is once again time to put together the schedule for the annual evacuation drills of our academic and office buildings for the Anchorage campus. The intent is to activate the alarm horns, strobes, and bells to test the building's hardware, assess occupants' ability to evacuate quickly using the nearest exit, and to assist occupants in going to the facility's Emergency Assembly Area (EAA). I will have EH&S, Facilities, and volunteer staff assisting.

This year's drills will take place the week of Sept. 17-21. Please advise the Office of Emergency Management by the end of this week of any dates and times when a drill would be unreasonably disruptive. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

The intent is to make each exercise as short as possible; duration is often dependent on how long it takes the last occupant to evacuate. As in the past, educational fliers will be distributed to evacuees in their EAA's. Once the alarm bells and horns have been silenced, everyone will be free to return to the building.

Thank you for your help.

Ron Swartz UAA Office of Emergency Management emergencymanager@alaska.edu University Lake Building, Room 106E (907) 786-1149

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