FIRE SAFETY, SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Mr. Rodger Reiswig is the Director of Industry Relations at Simplex-Grinnell, has over two decades of experience in the life-safetyindustry. He serves on a multitude of industry boards andcommittees, including the Technical Committee for NFPA 72and the newly created Chapter 12 for Emergency CommunicationsSystems. He is also a principal member of the NFPA 72Technical Correlating Committee, which has oversightover all the chapters in NFPA 72.
MR. RODGER REISWIG
Students, their parents, and the general public want to know about the emergency notification procedures that campuses havein place. Under the Clery Act campuses are required to provide "timely warning" of various criminal threats. The emergenciesfaced by higher education, however, go far beyond those enumerated in the Clery Act and include severe weather, large fires,class cancellations, bomb threats, and hazardous material contamination incidents, as well as threats from deranged individu-als.The interest in this subject is on target for this years conference and expo. Mass Notification has been the campus "buzz-word"for quite sometime now. How does Mass Notification work for the campus environment and the challenges of campuses andthe technology to make these systems work. How loud should your messages be? What will make them intelligible to youroccupants? Where do you put the speakers and how many should you place? What is reasonable and responsible? In theory;Mass notification systems are about people movement and getting the message out in a timely fashion.These events and others that have unfolded over the last couple of years have caused a great swing in the Educational market-place. New guides, standards and codes are being developed. Many were already in the making but recent events have forcedthe industry to step up the pace. With that I would like to report on what these new papers are and where they are comingfrom. Many companies will or have started approaching the universities with their bag of products and calling it “Mass Notifica-tion”. I offer to provide a training session on exactly what Mass Notification is, what NFPA, NEMA and other organizations aredoing.
Monday, March 8, 20109AM-11:15AMFranklin Rooms A & B
On April 16, 2007 a Virginia Tech studentwent on a rampage that killed 32 fellowstudents. Then on February 14, 2008, aNorthern Illinois University studentgunned down five other studentsbefore killing himself. Students,their parents, and the general publicwant to know about the emergencynotification procedures that cam-puses have in place.
WHAT IF IT HAPPENEDON YOUR CAMPUS?