Fire alarm automatic notifications disabled

Roberto Hodge, News Editor

Eastern’s fire alarm automatic notification system will be offline campus-wide effective immediately until further notice.

This outage also affects University Court Apartments.

The fire alarm would notify the authorities automatically when triggered, but the system will no longer provide that service because of a malfunction, according to an email sent by Cathy Johnson, the administrative clerk in facilities planning and management.

If there is a fire, students, faculty and staff must call 911; though the automatic notification isn’t working, the alarms are still operational and will alert if an emergency were to occur.