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Drake to conduct campus-wide building evacuation and fire drill Wednesday, Oct. 20

October 20, 2010
Drake University, in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) and in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Month, will hold a campus-wide building evacuation and fire drill at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Fire alarms will be activated in all campus buildings to signal the start of the drill.  Members and guests of the Campus Community will need to evacuate all Drake University buildings at that time.

The pre-designated officials of the Campus Emergency Incident Command Team and Special Emergency Council will report to the Campus Emergency Response Center.

This drill will take approximately 30 minutes and be monitored by officials from Polk County Emergency Management, the Des Moines Police Department and the Des Moines Fire Department.

Members of the Campus Community will receive additional information on campus emergency response and planning during the 2010-11 academic year.

The drill will be coordinated through the Campus Security Communications Center at 271-2222. Please report any alarm malfunctions or evacuation problems to Facilities at 271-3955.

Cooperation in this very important campus safety exercise regarding the Drake Emergency Response Plan is very much appreciated.