Dear colleague,

We are holding a joint exercise on campus with Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AFRS) today (Friday 26 October). The AFRS will test its command & control and firefighting procedures and we will take the opportunity to test our fire protocols.

There will be up to six fire engines from local fire stations for the drill, which will take place at Norwood House. You may hear the fire alarm sound, during which time there will be a simultaneous evacuation when everybody that building evacuates to a place of safety outside. You may see artificial smoke coming from Norwood House which is part of the exercise, there is no need to be concerned.

The exercise is an important reminder that, in the event of fire, all those who are able to evacuate should do so and make their way out of the building using the nearest available exit.

University Fire Safety training is mandatory for all staff.

AFRS also have home fire safety advice on their website.

Kind regards,

Mark Humphriss

University Secretary