September 22, 2023

Message from the Office of Emergency Management and Safety

With the recent power outages in the Fredericksburg area and at UMW we would like to revisit the purpose of emergency lighting.

  • Emergency lighting will operate for a period of 1 1/2 hours in the event of failure of normal lighting and are arranged to provide illumination for safety purposes only;
  • Emergency lighting systems are not capable of illuminating a building for occupancy.

These systems are only used for effective and efficient evacuation.

Feel free to contact the office of emergency management and safety with any questions.