Pitt Sets Emergency Preparedness Drills for 11 Buildings in August

Issue Date: 
July 21, 2008

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety has scheduled emergency preparedness exercises during August for 10 University-operated high-rise buildings and the Petersen Events Center.

The exercises will be initiated by the sounding of an emergency alarm throughout each building; occupants should evacuate the building via the nearest stairwell or exit door. Each exercise should last no more than 20 minutes. (Occupants of the Cathedral of Learning will be given special instructions for their scheduled exercise.) Each residence hall will have an emergency preparedness exercise during the fall term.

Individuals with medical conditions or disabilities that may require accommodations for participation in an evacuation exercise or in a real emergency are requested to call Environmental Health and Safety at 412-624-9505 for the development of an individual emergency response plan.

The schedule is: Salk Hall, Aug. 8, 8:30 a.m.; Petersen Events Center, Aug. 8, 9:15 a.m.; Biomedical Sciences Tower 3, Aug. 11, 8:30 a.m.; Learning Research and Development Center, Aug. 11, 9:15 a.m.; Benedum Hall, Aug. 12, 8:30 a.m.; Graduate School of Public Health, Aug. 12, 9:15 a.m.; Alumni Hall, Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m.; School of Information Sciences, Aug. 13, 9:15 a.m.; Chevron Science Center, Aug. 14, 8:30 a.m.; William Pitt Union, Aug. 14, 9:15 a.m.; and Cathedral of Learning, Aug. 15, 8:30 a.m.