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(Dec 12/16) fire alarm: today at 1:09 - 31 rings, then a screech, 6 rings, 4 more screeches, 11 rings no message (and it is now 1:19) This is a hospital. Are there no audiologists on staff? Is there no concern about damage to hearing from high decibels? from prolonged and repeated noise? Why 31 rings? Why do 10 not suffice? Why the screeches? And - how about a location ???

Library response:

Thank you for sharing your concern. We are not sure why today's fire alarm do not follow proper protocol (including the regular announcement about location). I have sent a note to hospital security to obtain more information. 

(Dec 12/16)
Answered by: Jennifer McKinnell (Director, Health Sciences Library)

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