Fire Pump & Fire Hydrant Safety Testing on Belknap Campus, July 25-27.
Fire Pump & Fire Hydrant Safety Testing on Belknap Campus, July 25-27.

All employees and students on the Belknap Campus this summer should be advised that the Physical Plant Life Safety Department will conduct Fire Pump and Fire Hydrant Safety testing from Monday, July 25, through Wednesday, July 27. The testing will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Locations with specific schedules and occupant impact are listed below:

Monday, July 25

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium:

  • Fire Hydrant testing will discharge into grassy and parking lot areas. Area will be cordoned off for safety.
  • Fire Pump testing will discharge into drain.

Tuesday, July 26

Unitas Hall:

  • Fire Pump testing will require water to be ejected from roof of building of Unitas. Area will be cordoned off for safety.

University Tower Apartments:

  • Fire Pump testing will discharge into parking lot. Area to be cordoned off for safety.

Wednesday, July 27

School of Music:

  • Fire Pump testing will discharge onto sidewalk between the north and south buildings, then down to the street. Area will be cordoned off for safety.

Ekstrom Library:

  • Fire Pump testing will discharge onto sidewalk on south east corner. Area will be cordoned off for safety.

Fire Pump testing will cause building Fire Safety Systems to be disabled during the test, which means there will be no alarm soundings at the building. Any Fire Alarm activations will route to Public Safety and be called out to the appropriate safety personnel as normal.

The 24 remaining Fire Hydrants across Belknap Campus will also be tested during these three days. There will be minimal to no impact for building occupants, vehicle or pedestrian traffic from the testing of these hydrants. You may notice wet gutters and/or roadways, which is normal.

For additional information, contact Work Control, 852-6241. 

Photo provided by Pixabay.

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Alicia Kelso
Alicia Kelso is editor of UofLNews and UofL Today. She joined UofL in 2015 as communications director of the Brandeis School of Law. Prior, she was the editorial director of foodservice media for Networld Media Group, where her work was featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine. She continues to serve as a contributor for many publications, including QSRweb.com, FastCasual.com and Innovation Leader.