Evacuation drill of 2500 bldg. scheduled for Tues., Aug. 9


Learning what to do in the event of an emergency save lives. Many employees and some students have completed the Get Ready Take Action – All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness Training, either in person or online. Many have viewed the posted training videos for a violent event in progress, or completed additional courses such as Incident Command 100 and 200 for Higher Education. Some have created small emergency kits for their car or workspace. As a community, we continue to strive towards being prepared to face an emergency event.

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” – Aristotle

The goal of a training exercise is to ensure that in the event of a true emergency, our campus members feel confident in how to respond. While this may be a brief disruption in our day, the value of practicing what to do and where to go is immeasurable.

With that in mind, we will have a scheduled an Evacuation Exercise of the 2500 Building on Tues., Aug. 9, 2016. The intent of the exercise is to practice the quick evacuation of both levels.

When the alarm sounds on Aug. 9, safely and quickly exit the 2500 Building and proceed to the nearest evacuation site. Signage outside the 2500 Building will indicate we are conducting a training exercise.

Please share this information with occupants of the building and the nearby building 2900 Building, where the Pacific Science Center has a children’s event taking place. We will not be evacuating Building 2900.

While this is a practice exercise, we anticipate Building 2500’s occupants to fully evacuate. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. We plan to exercise additional buildings each quarter. For additional information or questions, please contact Director Robin Blacksmith at 206-546-4503 or rblacksmith@shoreline.edu.

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