WWU students complete fire protection drills

William Woods University students learned how to escape a
burning building and operate a fire extinguisher Wednesday so they can pass the
information on to other students.

Artificial smoke was created by the Fulton Fire Department to
teach the 34 community advisers (CAs) about precautions to use in case of a
fire. CAs are students who are employed by the residential life office. Each CA
is responsible for a section of a residence hall to assist student residents and
serving as a resource person.
Each year, the community advisers return to campus a week
before the new students arrive for orientation. During this time, they
participate in training and various team-building exercises.  Orientation at William Woods begins Aug. 22,
and classes start Aug. 27.
William Woods University student Julia Peairs of Chandler,
Ariz., escapes through the smoke in Serena Hall. Peairs is a senior equestrian
science and biology major who is assigned as a CA in Brockman Hall, which
houses her sorority, Alpha Phi. 
Trey Harris, a firefighter with the Fulton Fire Department,
explains to the William Woods University community advisers to stay low to the
floor in case of a fire.