A key component of our fire safety plan is to ensure that the physical systems function properly. These physical systems may include the building fire alarm system, fire suppression system, fire extinguishers and emergency exit lighting and signage. RMU has implemented inspection and testing criteria which is consistent with National Fire Protection Association codes. This means these systems are inspected/tested at recommended intervals, detailed reports are generated and reviewed, and appropriate action is taken when deficiencies are identified.
Fire safety systems have a designated purpose and function and should only be used for that purpose. Please help maintain a safe environment at RMU.
Remember, all occupants must evacuate the building in the event of a fire alarm. Even if you suspect the incident to be a "false alarm" you need to evacuate the building. RMU has been monitoring fire alarm activity and is investigating the issue of false alarms. Tampering with the facilities fire safety equipment by damaging or altering the equipment or falsely activating the alarm is a serious offence. If you have any information related to such tampering, please contact RMU's Public Safety Department at (412) 397-2424.
The National Safety Council has a great Fact Sheet for Fire Safety in the Home . . . for more information visit: www.nsc.org/library/facts/fires.htm