Chaos continues: fire alarm in JHBB
Fire alarms sound after someone supposedly sets them off.
Fire alarms sounded in the John Henry Brookes Building this evening.
At approximately 6.50pm fire alarms across the John Henry Brookes Building were activated.
Students left the Forum and the library as sirens blared through the building.
Brookes receptionist Katie Hinton told The Tab “the fire alarm is sounding, so we have to take it seriously.”
Students congregated in huge numbers outside the entrance of John Henry Brookes Building.
One librarian shouted at students telling them to move away from the building with little success.
Worryingly there appeared to be little direction and no one leading the evacuation.
One librarian who didn’t want to be named told The Tab “because we’re in extended hours, I think it means there is no fire marshall. Fortunately we’ve had a little training.”
She continued “I heard some one had pressed a fire alarm button.”
Stragglers were seen evacuating the building 10 minutes after the siren sounded.
“It’s really annoying when you have work due for tomorrow,” Biology student Duncan complained.
Third year Saskia said, “It’s such a ball-ache.”
After 15 mins of the alarm sounding, students were allowed back in to the building.
An employee from Brookes Estates and Facilities Directorate reset the alarm.