Do I have to participate in fire drills and how often do they happen?

All persons who are in a building when a fire alarm sounds must exit the building or go to the nearest Area of Assistance. Fire drills are conducted in accordance with the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code. The frequency of fire drills depends on the occupancy use of the building. See the following table for more information.

Group or OccupancyFrequencyExamples
Assembly Buildings Group AQuarterlyEagle Bank Arena, Center for the Arts, Johnson Center
Education / Business Group BAnnually Innovation Hall, Colgan Hall, Van Metre Hall
Adult and Child Care Group EMonthlyChild Development Center
Residence Halls Group R-2Four AnnuallyNorthern Neck, Potomac Heights, Whitetop Hall


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