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Fire Drill – DTS-DC

DTS-Washington, DC has a written Emergency Evacuation Policy, provided to staff and available to students, which articulates the procedures for safely exiting the building. Evacuation maps outlining the egress routes have been posted in the classrooms.
 
On Friday, October 20, 2017, the DC Campus of Dallas Theological Seminary successfully conducted an announced emergency evacuation drill. The drill began at 2:34pm. An alarm sounded and the class in session egressed out a standard evacuation route through a fire exit stair well. The class regathered in front of the building, in accord with the evacuation policy, and a head count confirmed all students, staff, and faculty were present. The drill ended at 2:36pm.
 
In addition, the DC staff tested and confirmed the successful dissemination of emergency alerts to DTS-DC students and staff via the DTS Alerts system, which includes text and email messages (below), and the ability to post a banner on the main DTS website.
 
Evacuation drills will be performed (with accompanying emergency alerts) on an annual basis.
 

Fire Drill – DTS-Houston

An announced fire drill was performed on the DTS Houston campus on Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm @ 7100 Regency Square Blvd, Houston, TX 77036. One class was in session in Room 133. The property manager (Boxer) sounded the alarm at 1:29 pm. The class evacuated in an orderly fashion to the median in the back parking lot. Employees evacuated to the driveway at the front of the building. All persons from the DTS space were clear of the building within 3 minutes. Staff checked the classrooms, library and administrative offices. All students, guests, staff and faculty were permitted to re-enter the building at 1:32 pm.
 

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures Test – DTS-Dallas

The Dallas campus conducted an announced test of its Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures on November 30, 2017 between the hours of 9:00am and 11:00am. During the test, the fire alarms were activated in one building at a time and occupants were required to evacuate. The Campus Police then cleared each building to make sure they were empty. All systems worked as designed and there were no problems. Questions did arise about the gathering points for some evacuees and the evacuation of people in wheelchairs, and they were addressed.

New state law affecting vehicle emissions – DTS-Dallas

All vehicles that are operated in the north Texas, eleven county, nonattainment area for ozone, on more than 60 days each year, must be emissions tested and display an appropriate emissions sticker.

1 – If you are from a county or state that does not require emissions testing and you use our roadways more than 60 days each year, your vehicle must be emissions tested and display an appropriate emissions sticker.

2 – If your vehicle has out of state license plates on it and it was emissions tested in your home state, you are in compliance as long as your vehicle displays an appropriate emissions sticker from your home state. If your vehicle was emissions tested in your home state and you were not issued an emissions sticker, you must keep paperwork in your vehicle that documents the emissions test. If you change your registration to Texas you must then have an appropriate Texas emissions sticker.

3 – Brand new (not used) vehicles have a two-year exemption for emissions tests. So for example, if you bought a brand new vehicle in 2011, you are in compliance for emissions until your inspection sticker expires in 2013.

4 – Vehicles can be emissions tested at any valid emissions testing site if proof of insurance is presented. Out of state vehicles may display a Texas emissions sticker.