Subject: Safety demonstrations,classes & fire evacuation drills
From: Katrina Doolittle
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 09:49:31 -0600

Please forward to your employees and encourage participation in Safety Week activities.

Safety demonstrations and classes to be held at New Mexico State University

The new emergency alert system at New Mexico State University will be featured at this yearís Safety Week Aug. 25-28. 

A safety fair, safety training and a mock dorm fire are also among the scheduled events.  The emergency alert system will be tested campus wide after the Labor Day holiday.  With this new system, phone calls can be made automatically to campus phones in affected buildings, including dorm rooms, if there is an emergency situation on campus.

Throughout the week there will be video demonstrations and question and answer sessions on the new emergency alert system as well as emergency action plan classes.  This will give people on campus the opportunity to learn about the new system and have a chance to ask questions about it.

Fire evacuation drills will be conducted at one non-residential building each day of  Safety Week.  Departments should review and update their emergency action plans and revise the information posted on the EH&S database http://www.NMSU.Edu/~safety/policies/policy_emergency_action_plan.htm#EAP_database.

CPR training classes are scheduled to be from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 28. A hazardous waste management class will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. Registration is required for both classes, which will be held in Genesis Center B Room 102.  http://www.NMSU.Edu/~safety/training/class_reg_form.htm

A Safety Fair is scheduled to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, on the International Mall at the top of the Horseshoe. The fair will feature the latest in personal safety, ergonomic office furniture and first aid kits. There will also be seat belt and car seat inspections, fatal vision goggle and breath-a-lyzer demonstrations, fire safety information and waste battery collection.

There will be a Get Out, Stay Out fire safety information session with a mock dorm fire demonstration at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the parking lot east of the Alumni Avenue residence hall.  The University Fire Department will build and furnish a full-size model of a dorm room inside an 8-by-20 foot metal shipping container. The model dorm room will be set on fire using the kind of event that might accidentally occur in a real dorm room, such as dropping a cigarette into a wastebasket or tipping a candle over on a table.  The University Fire Department will stage two other mock dorm fires. One will be Saturday, Aug. 23, at 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot west of the fire station and the other will be Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. in the parking lot east of the Greek Complex.

Safety Week is sponsored by New Mexico Stateís Environmental Health and Safety Office, Office of Facilities and Services Training and Safety, Department of Fire and Emergency Services and Police Department. This is the third year that NMSU has held Safety Week.

For more information about Safety Week, visit the NMSU Safety webpage at or contact Environmental Health & Safety at (575) 646-3327.