The mandatory evacuation drill for Weiss has been scheduled for:
Monday, November 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm
As part of Temple’s ongoing commitment to emergency preparedness and being TUready, as well as federal Clery Act requirements, our annual test of evacuation procedures will be conducted for all academic buildings beginning next week.
The purpose of evacuation drills is to prepare building occupants for an organized evacuation in the event of fire or other emergency. During each exercise, students and employees will: (1) practice evacuation procedures and efficient building clearance; (2) familiarize themselves with the location of exits and Rally Points; (3) recognize the needs of students and colleagues who may require special assistance; and (4) spread the word to the university community about what it means to be TUready.
Please take a moment to add this date to your calendar and to familiarize yourself with the evacuation plan for your building. Temple students, faculty and staff can visit www.temple.edu/tuready for more information and to review the evacuation procedures.
We anticipate each evacuation taking less than 30 minutes; however, this time frame is dependent upon our ability to clear the building of occupants as quickly as possible. All faculty, administration, and students must evacuate. Departments are encouraged to designate staff in each area to assist with this effort, and some buildings now have Building Emergency Management Teams (BEMTs) who will assist with evacuation. The Teams will be wearing vests and will coordinate with Campus Safety and the Fire Marshal, who will be on location prior to activating the alarm.
Feel free to contact me, Director of Emergency Management, if you have any questions or concerns about the drill, including the scheduled time.