DTS-Dallas 2018 Evacuation Drill
The DTS-Dallas campus conducted an announced test of its Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures on November 15, 2018 between the hours of 8:30am and 1:00pm. During the test, the fire alarms were activated by DTS staff in one building at a time at 3909 Swiss Ave and occupants were required to evacuate the buildings and gather outside at predetermined locations. The Campus Police then cleared each building to make sure they were empty. All systems worked as designed and there were no problems. Text and email messages were also sent to the campus community in order to test our emergency alert system and it worked properly.
DTS-Houston 2018 Evacuation Drill
The DTS-Houston campus participated in an announced evacuation drill on December 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm. The drill was conducted by Boxer Property Management and involved the entire building at 7100 Regency Square Blvd, including the DTS space. The occupants were notified via email and by notices posted on building entry doors but were not told the precise time of the drill. The fire alarm was sounded throughout the building and 92 occupants evacuated. All systems worked as designed and there were no problems.
DTS-Washington, DC 2018 Evacuation Drill
On May 31, 2018, the full alarm system at the DTS-DC campus was tested successfully by Fusion Fire (Elkridge, MD). On Saturday, November 3, 2018, the seminary campus successfully conducted an announced emergency evacuation drill. The drill began at 9:45am; two classes were in session at the time. An alarm sounded and the classes in session egressed out a standard evacuation route through a fire exit stairwell. The classes 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 9:47 am. 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, and the ability to post a banner on the main DTS website.