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Fire Drills Set for October

Creighton University must be prepared for a variety of emergency situations and exercising a test is essential to effective crisis planning. The University will be conducting a set of fire drills at several locations on campus during Creighton Fire Safety Month. Places targeted for this year's annual exercise include "high hazard" sites where flammables and other chemicals are stored within laboratories. Also included will be Creighton Hall, the oldest administrative building on campus.

The drill will take place at Criss I, II, III, the Beirne Tower and the Rigge Science Building on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Creighton Hall's drill will be at 10:10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 8.

The drill is designed to assist occupants in understanding how to exit the building quickly and the Omaha Fire Department will use this exercise to educate crews on where chemicals are present in a building before an emergency happens.

A CUAlert, our emergency notification communication, will be sent communicating to the entire Creighton community that the drill is taking place. Students, faculty, and staff are expected to take appropriate action when the fire alarms are sounded. We anticipate the entire exercise will last about 10 minutes.

Keeping students, faculty and staff well-informed when there is an emergency or crisis is a University priority. CUAlert uses multiple channels to deliver emergency notifications such as weather-related University closings. Make sure to maximize the efficiency of the system by providing multiple ways to be reached (ie., e-mail, phone, cell phone, work phone, home phone, text messaging, etc.) Just click on the link above and provide your information. The system is only as good as the data it holds.

 

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