Notifying Fire Marshals at the School of Life Sciences

Notifying Fire Marshals at the School of Life Sciences

The School of Life Sciences (SLS) is part of Dundee University and has around 700 members of staff from across the world. The award-winning school uses state-of-the-art laboratories, technology and teaching facilities to carry out scientific research.

The school were using a pager system to notify Fire Marshals when the fire alarms were activated, which the SLS Safety Team at the school explained was causing an issue: “The main problem we were having was that the pager system only notified people within a certain range. This created a lack of warning for the Fire Marshals as they weren’t getting enough notice or no notice at all, they could not respond appropriately or quickly to emergency situations or alarm activations.

The team started looking into alternative systems that could notify their Fire Marshals more efficiently.

Fireco’s Digital Messaging Service (DMS) seemed like a good option for the school because it can notify subscribers anywhere in the world, the range is not limited. The unlimited coverage provided by DMS was an important deciding factor for the team.

The Fire Marshals have now benefitted from the installation of DMS in their building. The SLS Safety Team are pleased with the product because, “all Fire Marshals are now aware of the fire alarm activations in all parts of the complex.

This means that if a fire were to break out in the building, the Fire Marshals can be reactive and take the appropriate actions to keep the staff, students and school safe from fire. The SLS Safety Team concluded: “We like DMS because it was easy to install and easy to set people up to receive alerts. We would recommend DMS to other academic institutions.

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