Carnegie Mellon University

EHS Will Conduct Building Evacuation Drills This Summer

In an effort to demonstrate fire safety awareness and preparedness in compliance with the fire code, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) has prepared a fire evacuation drill summer schedule. This schedule identifies the proposed day and time of the drill as well as the academic and administrative buildings in which the drills will be conducted.

During the fire evacuation drills, you will hear a siren/horn and/or voice command announcement to evacuate. We ask for your full cooperation during the drills. The expected duration of each drill will be approximately 15-20 minutes. We recognize the drills may interrupt your schedule and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

As COVID-19 poses unprecedented challenges, we further ask for anyone that is on campus performing essential services, on-site research or on-site educational preparation and instruction to continue to follow the university’s minimum requirements during the drill.

Please adhere to the following directions when the fire alarm sounds to evacuate the building:

  • Never ignore a fire alarm.
  • If a fire alarm sounds, evacuate immediately in a safe and orderly manner – do not run.
  • If needed, shut-off any heat sources or equipment, quickly gather personal belongings (i.e. keys, pursue, bag) and proceed to the nearest exit.
  • Remember to wear a facial covering and maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • It is recommended to have at least two ways out. Proceed to the nearest exit. Remember to use the stairs.
  • Floor Marshals may be present to assist or provide directions to the nearest exit.
  • When exiting, move at least 150 ft. away or further, to a safe location from the building. Again, remember to maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet.  
  • Do not re-enter the building until given the all clear to return inside by EHS personnel.
  • For any ADA assistance during a fire drill and inability to self-evacuate, shelter-in-place or go to an enclosed stairwell, if safe to do so. Tell someone of your location and ask them to notify either EHS personnel conducting the drill or Floor Marshal outside the building. If you are not sure if the fire alarm is a drill – Call University Police at 412-268-2323 and tell them of your location and situation.
  • Remember to thoroughly wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after the drill.
  • If you do not feel well or are sick you must stay home.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have questions regarding proper procedures for your area, please contact your Floor Marshal, Pandemic Safety Officer or send an email to:  

Evacuation drills will be conducted between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and will follow the schedule below:

Monday, July 20

Hamburg Hall and Smith Hall
Collaborative Innovation Center
Wean Hall
Doherty Hall
Hamerschlag Hall
Scott Hall
FMCS Building

Tuesday, July 21

Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall  
Porter Hall 
Baker Hall 
Roberts Hall 
College of Fine Arts 
Hunt Library

Thursday, July 23
Gates/Hillman Center
Newell-Simon Hall
Purnell Center for the Arts/Miller Gallery
Cyert Hall
Cohon University Center
Bramer House
Alumni House
Monday, July 27
Information Networking Institute
Software Engineering Institute
UTDC Building
Whitfield Hall
4721 Fifth Ave.
GATF Building
Tuesday, July 28

Integrated Innovation Institute
205 S. Craig St.
300 S. Craig St.
311 S. Craig St.
407 S. Craig St.
417 S. Craig St.

Thursday, July 30

Tepper School
Mellon Institute
6555 Penn Ave
National Robotics Engineering Center
Pittsburgh Technology Center
Mill 19