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.