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Fire drills to test emergency readiness

Environmental Health and Safety will conduct mandatory fire drills on all campuses over the next two weeks to assess TWU’s emergency readiness.

When evacuating during a fire alarm:

  • Stop activities and immediately leave the building via the nearest safe emergency exit. DO NOT move away from an exit to retrieve personal items.
  • Guide individuals with mobility impairments to enclosed stairwells to wait for fire department evacuation. (Individuals with mobility issues are not required to evacuate the building during this fire drill and are permitted to wait in enclosed stairwells.)
  • Go to your designated evacuation area.
  • Report the location of smoke, fire, or individuals needing assistance to DPS.
  • Account for those who were in your classroom/lab/work area to ensure everyone evacuated safely.
  • Report missing persons to DPS.
  • Do not re-enter the building until you receive an “All-Clear” from TWU DPS.

TWU has resources available to help you prepare for other types of emergencies that could occur on campus. The TWU Emergency Guidebook is available online and provides a step-by-step guide on how to respond to various emergencies. The Evacuation and Severe Weather maps provide safe locations to seek shelter during a severe weather situation.

For additional information on fire safety or to report a concern observed during the fire drill, contact Environmental Health and Safety at risk@twu.edu or for information on emergency preparedness, contact Emergency Management at twuready@twu.edu.