Proceed to the Nearest Exit: CWI Fire Drills a Success

Published: April 24, 2024

Fire drills have been completed at each of the College of Western Idaho (CWI) campus locations for the Spring 2024 semester.

Each campus evacuated quickly and efficiently utilizing the evacuation routes specific to their area. The Floor Captains did an outstanding job of clearing their assigned areas and reporting to the centralized location in a calm professional manner.

These drills are to prepare students, faculty, and staff for an organized evacuation in case of a fire or other emergency.

Fire drills are also used to identify various elements in our process, such as:

  • Allowing occupants to familiarize themselves with drill procedures, location of fire exits and the sound of the fire alarm.
  • Allowing occupants to familiarize themselves with exit routes and safe assembly areas.
  • Identifying problems with the fire alarm components.
  • Identify any weaknesses in the evacuation strategy, communications, and procedures.
  • Determining if additional equipment is necessary in certain areas of the building.
  • Monitoring individual’s response time to the alarms.
  • Observe any hazards that were overseen.
  • Observe if additional training is needed to individuals.
  • Monitoring the amount of time it takes to evacuate a building.
  • Observe which exits are used.
  • Note any suggestions/ideas for future drills.

Spring 2024 Fire Drill Results

Familiarize yourself on how to respond to other emergencies by reviewing the CWI Emergency Handbook.

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