The goal during an emergency is to respond as quickly as possible to the situation by providing clear, concise messages that are updated regularly. FIT uses a variety of methods to communicate during emergencies, including building alarms and an alert system that sends texts and phone messages to users.
FIT participates in the FIT Alert emergency notification system for employees and students. All community members are encouraged to sign up.
FIT has access to multiple communication methods that can be used to inform the FIT community, response partners, stakeholders and/or governmental agencies about an emergency affecting FIT.
Public Address (PA) System
Emergency Phone Line
Lobby Television Monitors
Posters and/or Temporary Signage
Letters or Phone Calls
Public Service Announcements
Town Hall Meeting
Other Forms of Electronic Communication
All college buildings are equipped with an emergency alarm system. Alarms are used to notify occupants of an emergency requiring evacuation of the building. When the emergency alarm system is triggered, you must exit the building as quickly and calmly as possible, using stairs and emergency exits only.
Residence hall alarms are fully automated; they emit a sharp buzzing sound when activated. The emergency alarm system identifies a specific room as the source of an alarm.
Residence hall alarms are activated in the following ways:
- Manual activation of pull boxes located throughout the building.
- Smoke detectors located in every dormitory room.
- Heat sensors in dormitory rooms.
David Dubinsky Student Center
Business and Liberal Arts Center
Marvin Feldman Center
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center
Shirley Goodman Resource Center
Alarms in other campus buildings emit a gonging sound when activated; the gong sequence identifies a floor in a particular building as the source of an incident.
Alarms in other campus buildings are activated in the following ways:
- Manual activation of pull boxes located throughout the buildings.
- Smoke detectors located in areas adjacent to elevators.