Monday, June 15, 2015

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Posted: Monday, June 15, 2015

Fire Alarm System Inspection Begins Today

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) will begin its annual campuswide fire alarm system inspection today, June 15. This inspection, required by the New York State Fire Safety Code, will examine and test all fire safety devices tied in to each building’s fire alarm system. The inspection is expected to last seven weeks.

The fire alarm and each individual fire safety device will be tested in every building. In some cases testing will require access to office and work spaces. Great Lakes Building Systems (the inspection company) and EH&S will strive to cause as little disruption as possible.

At the conclusion of each building’s inspection, the building’s fire alarm will be tested. Unlike a fire drill, occupants are not required to leave the building during this test. A technician will inform building occupants of the impending test before the alarm is pulled. Individuals can choose to stay or evacuate. Please be advised that if the fire alarm in your building is ringing and you have not been informed of a test by someone from EH&S or Great Lakes Building Systems, please treat the alarm as real and evacuate immediately. 

Thank you for your cooperation in this important fire and life safety matter.

Submitted by: Cheryl Slisz
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