Fire systems testing scheduled in residence halls this week

The campus fire sprinkler system will be tested today (Tuesday) through Friday, May 29. Residential areas affected include Le Shana, Carey, Beebe, Willcuts, Edwards Hall, Gulley, Macy, Sutton, and Hobson halls.

The inspector will need to enter every area, so please make sure that your belongings do not block access. Every sprinkler head in the building will be inspected, and a flow test will occur. When the flow test runs, the fire alarm will sound. The alarm may sound several times during the day, but will not alert the fire department.

The testing is scheduled over the entire week, but the time will be divided among the buildings listed (so it won’t take the entire week to test one building). The final schedule is determined by the inspector and has not been released to the university. Some buildings may take longer to inspect than others, so we thank you in advance for your patience. 

Contact Dixie Downey ( with any questions.

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