Fire Drills Scheduled Across CNM Through Sept. 20

Sep 05, 2019

The CNM Safety & Security Office will coordinate mandatory fire drills at all campuses at various times during the first three weeks of the Fall Term.

The following are fire drill guidelines for faculty and staff:

  1. Prior to the drill, faculty and staff supervisors should plan an evacuation route and assembly location with their class/employees.  Please also have the class/employee roster ready at all times.
  2. When the fire alarm goes off, everyone must exit the building.
  3. Quickly grab your backpack, then calmly and orderly leave the building.
  4. Close the door behind you.
  5. Do not use the elevator.
  6. Take the shortest and safest path to the outside.
  7. If you see people with a mobility impairment, help them into the stairwell, then call Security at 224-3001.  Stay with them until a Security Officer arrives. The Security Officers may ask you to stay with the person while they are conducting checks through the building.
  8. Once outside the building, follow directions from fire drill staff members and proceed to the designated Assembly Area. The fire drill staff will not always lead you to one specific path or assembly area. They will show you options for paths and assembly areas, so when they are not there to guide you, you can make the right path choice.  
  9. At the assembly area, faculty or staff supervisors should check their class/employee roster to ensure all their students/employees are accounted for.   
  10. Return to the building only after given an “all clear” from Security.

 Note: During the drill, the fire drill staff members will be there to guide you to the assembly points. In a real evacuation, ensure your assembly point is at least 50 feet from the affected building and there is ample clearance for you to move further away if needed.