Terrill Hall

Emergency Purge Button


Each lab in Terrill has a red emergency purge button. This button will override the ventilation set point in the lab and immediately ramp up and increase airflow tin the lab to exhaust more odors out of the lab. This is a nice feature during or after a chemical spill cleanup.

When the purge button is pushed, exhaust ventilation is increased to its maximum potential. This lab-specific feature was designed into this building to help increase ventilation in case of a chemical spill in the laboratory and allow for reduced levels of energy usage during regular working hours.

IWhen the button is pushed an alarm signal will register on a computer at the Central Heating Plant to let someone know there might be an emergency in the lab. Always remove the orange card hanging below the button as you leave the lab and call the number on the card (802-656-2649) to let UVM Physical Plant personnel know what is going on in the lab and why you hit the purge button. 









Manual Fire Pull Alarm 

Manual Fire Pull Alarms in Terrill are encased with a protective plastic cover. A local alarm will sound in Terrill when this cover is lifted; this is a localized "tamper" alarm to discourage student foul play. 

Be sure to pull the manual pull alarm handle in order to sound the building alarm during an emergency in order to notify other occupants of the emergency so they can evacuate safely.




Natural Gas Shutoff Lever

Terrill labs have an emergency natural gas shutoff in each lab. Only UVM Physical Plant personnel should touch the gas

shutoff valve when they are conducting maintenance or repairs. The gas shutoff is encased in a protective plastic cover.