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Updated: Regarding recent fire alarms in the Main Library


Fire alarms - not a drill

Update 15/05/15:

Another alarm was deliberately triggered in the Orange area on Thursday, 14 May at around 5pm. We are working with University Security and the Police Liaison Officer to try and minimise the risk of further disruption as best we can, in the meantime we must continue to treat every alarm as real for the safety of all in the building.

Update 14/05/15:

As many of you know we had another fire alarm on Wednesday, 13 May. This was once again set off deliberately and maliciously by a person on Orange 3. Please be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to Library staff.

Original story:

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last week, fire alarms were set off which have caused disruption to students working in the building. We’d like to take the opportunity to clarify the situation.

We would never conduct a fire drill during the exam period. If you do hear a fire alarm, please treat it as a real fire and leave the building immediately.

We apologise for the alarm that was accidentally set off on Wednesday afternoon (6 May), which was the result of a plant room fault. This has since been investigated and resolved.

The alarms on Thursday afternoon and Friday evening (7 and 8 May) were deliberately triggered by unknown persons as a malicious act. If you have any information that might help us identify those responsible, please contact us.

We would ask all Library users to respect the fact that if a fire alarm is sounded, staff have a responsibility to evacuate the building and investigate the cause for your own safety. We endeavour to do this as quickly and safely as possible to minimise any potential disruption.

Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015