Safety at Duffield Hall
All fire and general security procedures must be followed. If an emergency occurs, notify responders via emergency phone, 911, fire pull box, or other means. If a fire or gas alarm activates, you must leave the building immediately. In these situations the elevator will not be available, and guests will proceed down the fire stairs. University security or emergency personnel will take charge of all evacuation procedures during this period.
Event organizers have overall responsibility for event safety and are required to follow university safety policies. The event coordinator and any contracted service provider (for example, the caterer) shall follow the requirements and guidelines at https://sp.ehs.cornell.edu/event/event-management/Documents/FPES_EVM_Event_Safety.pdf which discuss general event safety and contact information.
Additional building specific event safety limitations must be followed including the placement and proper securing of outdoor cooking equipment and propane tanks and special limitations for where food can be staged and furniture placed so as to not block room and building exit paths. These must be specifically discussed and approved by the building manager or Cornell Environmental Health and Safety before the event.