McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
About the Technological Institute Alarm System
The Tech fire alarm system is zoned. The fire doors in Tech compartmentalize the building. The trigger of an alarm in one zone prompts the automatic closing of all fire doors throughout Tech. Fire doors should not be opened. Depending on your location in relation to the actual zone in crisis you may hear one of 2 audible messages:
Evacuation Message: for zones immediately affected by the emergency.
Standby Message: for zones surrounding but not immediately affected by the emergency.
Occupants in areas not receiving an audible evacuation message do not need to leave the building. When in doubt, use common sense and take appropriate action.
The Tech alarm system is constantly monitored and tested regularly. When a test is conducted, you may hear the following message:
Alarm System Test Message: A three-second steady tone followed by a live voice message.
McCormick Associate Dean of Administration, Finance and Planning
The McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
The Technological Institute
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, Illinois 60208