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New fire alarm tests

December 17, 2013 — 

The University of Manitoba Physical Plant is implementing legislated, monthly fire alarm testing at the Fort Garry Campus, effective January 6, 2014.

This involves ringing all fire alarm bells/horns throughout the University of Manitoba within the first two weeks of each month.  Testing will commence the first Monday of each month.  During the fire alarm test, fire bells/horns will be pulsed for 5 seconds repetitively.  It is important to note that if a true fire alarm happens to coincide with fire alarm testing, fire bells/horns will stop pulsing and will ring continuously, thereby indicating that you must exit the building and follow established evacuation procedures.

Once again, pulsating fire alarm bells/horns within the first two weeks of each month indicate legislated, fire alarm testing by Physical Plant and do not require evacuation.

Click on the following link to view the schedule for fire alarm testing: http://umanitoba.ca/campus/physical_plant/977.html

For further information, please contact Bruce Hancock, Manager, Electrical Department, 204-474-6309, Bruce [dot] Hancock [at] UManitoba [dot] ca

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