Spring 2014 Testing of emergency procedures
As part of Temple’s ongoing commitment to emergency preparedness and becomingTU Ready, a mandatory evacuation drill will be conducted for all buildings that are occupied by students and/or employees during the spring semester. Emergency response and evacuation procedures will be tested and evaluated during these drills. The purpose of evacuation drills is to prepare building occupants for an organized evacuation in case of fire or other emergency. During each exercise students and employees will: (1) practice evacuation procedures and efficient building clearance; (2) familiarize themselves with the location of exits and rallying points; (3) recognize the needs of students and colleagues who may require special assistance; and (4) spread the word to the university community about what it means to beTU Ready. For questions about building evacuation procedures or to schedule fire safety training and drills contact the Office of the Fire Marshal: (215) 204-8687
Inclement Weather & Unscheduled Campus Closings: annual message and policy
IN THE NEWS:
We were lucky. The storm that devastated lower Manhattan, erased portions of the Jersey shore and left hundreds of thousands in the dark created far less damage in Philadelphia and at Temple. We know that now, but last week, no one knew what the university would face. This is a story of a storm that shut down a city, resulted in canceled classes for two days in a row (when was the last time Temple did that?) and made us all realize that for all of the modern comforts and technology that characterizes our daily lives, nature can sweep everything aside with one big, angry storm.
'Stay inside, be safe, we got this.'