Fire Drills


Fire drills were performed on campus September 15, 2015.  The UWRF Safety Committee drill volunteers appreciated everyone's cooperation with the building evacuations.  If you have any comments or suggestions for future improvement please e-mail

View by building a recap of evacuation times and noted comments from drill leaders.

View fire alarm response Frequently Asked Questions.  If you have additional questions you'd like to add to the list for response, please e-mail at the link above. Get back to basics with the Fire Safety Basics.

Several key messages are being shared based on results of drill performance.

What went well:

  1. Good cooperation for the drill and response to the alarms.  Several buildings had improved evacuation times over last year.

  2. Most individuals took the drills seriously and were genuinely interested in assuring an effective evacuation.

What needs improvement: 

  1. Get up and get out of the building when the alarm goes off!  We had more stragglers than ever this year.  This really reduces our evacuation times.

  2. Utilize all options for exit paths. Many times people walked right past an emergency exit door to get to a main stairwell. Be familiar with and utilize the closest door to get out!

  3. All staff and students need to move further away from the building and go to designated "Post Evacuation Assembly Areas". If fire fighters do need to respond, they will need room around the building to drive trucks and stage equipment. A good rule of thumb is to stay about 150 feet away from the building. Check the poster in the classroom to find the designated area. If the poster is not there, let Risk Management know so it can be replaced.

Contact Us

Risk Management
Email: Connie Smith, MS
Phone: 715-425-3344
Fax: 715-425-4980
25H North Hall

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