From: Laurence Doemeny <ldoemeny**At_Symbol_Here**COX.NET>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] fire drill and emergency gas shut-off valves
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 21:24:37 -0700
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First and foremost is the safety of the occupants, and the rapid and complete evacuation of the building.  Floor wardens should assure and report the clearing of the building.  Regarding the shut-off of gas I would think that there is an external gas shut-off that would serve the purpose.  Explore this option. 


Laurence Doemeny


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Rogers, Janet
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2014 3:34 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] fire drill and emergency gas shut-off valves


To All:


We were recently notified that unannounced fire drills will be taking place on campus.  In our new laboratory rooms, we have both emergency gas shut-off valves near the hallway doors and electricty shut-off buttons.  If a fire drill occurs while we are in the laboratory, is it recommended that we shut off the gas and/or electricity to the labs as we exit?  One of my colleagues raised the question and I thought one of you would know what would be considered best practice.



Janet Rogers, Ph.D.


Chemistry Department

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

230 Scotland Road

Edinboro, PA  16444


phone: 814.732.1539

e-mail: rogers**At_Symbol_Here**

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