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The University has designated an Emergency Coordinator(s) for all of its occupied buildings. This document describes what each Emergency Coordinator is responsible for before, during, and after an emergency.
Beginning July 1, 2014, the Town of Chapel Hill implemented the Chapel Hill Accidental Alarm Program (CHAAP), an ordinance to reduce the amount of accidental alarms. All University building fire alarm systems are covered by this ordinance. Civil penalties for excessive accidental activations are assessed as part of the new ordinance.
An impairment of a fire protection system poses a risk to students, faculty and staff. This policy describes required actions to be taken by the University if a required fire protection system is impaired or taken out of service due to construction, alteration, malfunction, a special event, or an emergency condition.
The Town of Chapel Hill Fire Department provides fire protection coverage for the University, and is aided by fire protection systems in place. This procedure identifies personnel authorized to manage alarms that are generated on campus.
The UNC-Chapel Hill Environment, Health and Safety Office is responsible for planning, coordinating, and monitoring the fire safety program for the University. Fire Safety, as used in the University’s Environment, Health and Safety Plan, includes those areas of safety commonly referred to as “life safety”.